Saturday, January 12, 2008

Shims Bargain Recalls Pacifiers Due to Choking Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, incooperation 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: "BabyTown" Pacifiers

Units: About 45,000

Importer/Distributor: Shims Bargain Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: These pacifiers fail to meet federal safety standards for pacifiers. The pacifier shield is too small and could easily enter the mouth of an infant. Also, ventilation holes are too small and not placed to allow for the insertion of a tool to remove the pacifier when lodged in the mouth of a child. Finally, the package fails to display the required warning instructing consumers not to tie a pacifier around a child's neck, which would present a strangulation hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled pacifiers were sold in a 4-pack of assorted colors. "BabyTown" and model #39864 are written on the product's packaging.

Sold at: Dollar stores nationwide from March 2004 through December 2007 for $1.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these pacifiers away from children immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Shims Bargain toll-free at (866) 540-3334 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday throughFriday.

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