CPSC Product Recall: Kariño Baby Pacifiers Pose Choking Hazard

07/20/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley

San Ysidro, CA—Kariño Baby Pacifiers have been voluntarily recalled by the distributor, Antonio Flores, and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission on July 20, 2010. The recall was initiated over choking and aspiration hazards that are posed to young children.

Nearly 44,900 pacifiers were recalled after discovering that the pacifier does not meet federal safety standards. According to the CPSC, “The nipple can separate from the base easily, the pacifier handle is too long, the mouth guard is too small and there are no ventilation holes on the mouth guard. The pacifier could pose a choking and aspiration hazard to young children.”

At this time no injuries have been reported in connection with this product.

The pacifiers have a ring-shaped handle with a round-shaped mouth guard. The word “Kariño” is printed on the handle side of the mouth guard, and “Mygra” is printed on one side of the handle. The pacifier’s nipple is filled with corn syrup.

The recalled baby pacifiers were sold at independent grocery stores across California and Texas from October 2009 to March 2010. The pacifiers sold for about 25 cents.

Consumers can contact Antonio Flores to receive a refund or exchange.

For further information concerning the recall consumers can contact Antonio Flores collect at (619) 395-4543 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT.

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