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Flashing Pacifiers Recalled
Due to Choking Hazard

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Press Release FlashlightNews.org - 11/27/2007

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Recall effects 8,000 toys sold by Sailing (U.S.) International Corporation


Flashing Pacifiers or 2-in-1 Flashing Pacifiers with Whistle Necklaces

Flashing Pacifiers or 2-in-1 Flashing Pacifiers with Whistle Necklaces

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: Flashing Pacifiers or 2-in-1 Flashing Pacifiers with Whistle Necklaces

Units: About 8,000

Importer/Wholesaler: Sailing (U.S.) International Corp., of Hackensack, N.J.

Hazard: The nipple can detach from the base, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled pacifier necklace has a 28-inch multicolored cord with a 3- inch plastic pacifier that comes in assorted colors. A hole at the tip of the nipple is used as a blow hole for the whistle. The pacifier handle operates as the on-off button for the flashing light on both pacifiers. “Flashing Pacifier” or “2-in-1 Flashing Pacifier with Whistle Necklace” is printed on the packaging of the pacifiers.

Sold at: Various retail stores nationwide during the month of June 2007 for about $5 per dozen.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the pacifiers and return them to the store where purchased to receive a full refund or discard the pacifiers.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sailing (U.S.) International Corp. at (800) 643-6134 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.sailingusintl.com.

About The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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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