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Dunkin' Donuts Recalls Glow Sticks

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Press Release FlashlightNews.org - 10/18/2007

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Glow Sticks Recalled Due to Choking and Strangulation Hazards


Pink and Orange Glow Sticks (free giveaway with donuts)

Pink and Orange Glow Sticks (free giveaway with donuts)

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: Pink and Orange Glow Sticks (free giveaway with donuts)

Units: About 1 million

Distributor: Dunkin' Donuts LLC, of Canton, Mass.

Hazard: The recalled glow sticks are not properly labeled to warn consumers that the cap and lanyard can detach, posing a choking hazard. Additionally, the lanyard poses a strangulation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The pink and orange glow sticks were given away free with purchases of donuts.

Sold at: Dunkiní Donuts stores nationwide from September 2007 through October 2007. They were a free giveaway with the purchase of donuts.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled glow sticks away from young children and return them to any Dunkiní Donuts for a free donut.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dunkiní Donuts at (800) 859-5339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firmís Web site at www.DunkinDonuts.com.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $700 billion annually. The CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard or can injure children. The CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals - contributed significantly to the 30 percent decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270, or visit CPSC's web site at www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. To join a CPSC email subscription list, please go to www.cpsc.gov/cpsclist.aspx. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information at CPSC's Web site at www.cpsc.gov.








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