Recall Date: 2007-10-17
Recall: 4046 – 08030
Product Name: Pink, Orange Glow Sticks (free giveaway)
Description: Dunkin’ Donuts Recalls Glow Sticks Due to Choking and Strangulation Hazards NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 17, 2007 Release #08-030 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 859-5339 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Dunkin’ Donuts Recalls Glow Sticks Due to Choking and Strangulation Hazards 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. 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: Dunkin’ 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 Dunkin’ Donuts for a free donut. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dunkin’ Donuts at (800) 859-5339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.DunkinDonuts.com
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CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals –contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.
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