NEWS from CPSC
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Information and Public Affairs
Washington, DC 20207
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 7, 2009
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 348-5080
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Pacifiers Recalled by Healthtex Due to Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Zoo Pacifiers
Units: About 40,000
Importer: Healthtex, of Miami, Fla.
Hazard: The pacifiers failed to meet federal safety standards. The nipples can separate from the base easily, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Zoo pacifiers with animal cartoon figures as handles. The pacifier has a round-shaped mouth guard with three ventilation holes. “”Made in Spain”” is printed on the handle side of the mouth guard and “”Mi Tosoro”” is printed on the cardboard packaging.
Sold at: Supermarkets and pharmacy stores nationwide from December 2002 through March 2009 for about $1.40.
Manufactured in: Spain
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled pacifiers away from children and contact Healthtex for a refund or exchange.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Healthtex toll-free at (866) 348-5080 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Originally Posted on: 4/10/2009