A large recall of about 44,900 <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">KariÃ±o Baby Pacifiers has been issued by the distributor Antonio Flores, of San Ysidro, California, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced. The CPSC is advising consumers to stop using the recalled products immediately and notes that it is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
The recalled KariÃ±o Baby Pacifiers fails to meet federal safety standards. 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. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.
The recalled KariÃ±o Baby Pacifiers have a ring-shaped handle and a round-shaped mouth guard. “KariÃ±o” is printed on the handle side of the mouth guard, and “Mygra” is printed on one side of the handle. The nipple is filled with corn syrup.
The pacifiers, which were manufactured in Mexico, were sold for about 25 cents at independent grocery stores in California and Texas from October 2009 through March 2010.
The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately take the recalled KariÃ±o Baby Pacifiers away from children and contact Antonio Flores for a refund or exchange. Mr. Flores can be contact by calling (619) 395-4543 collect, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT).