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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 28, 1999

Release # 99-105
CONTACT: Nychelle Fleming
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192

CPSC, Walgreen Co. Announce Recall of Kid's Sipper Bottles

CPSC, Walgreen Co. Announce Recall of Kid's Sipper BottlesWASHINGTON, D.C. (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Walgreen Co., of Deerfield, Ill., is recalling about 40,000 Kid's Sipper Bottles. The bottles' caps can be pulled off, creating a potential choking hazard.

CPSC and Walgreen are not aware of any injuries or incidents involving these bottles. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The Kid's Sipper Bottle is a 9-ounce rectangular bottle with one of four animal characters on the cap - a fish, frog, chicken (duck) or whale. The bottle includes a plastic belt clip on the back. The bottles' packaging includes the writing, "KID'S Sipper Bottle with belt clip," and "For Ages 18 Mos. & Up." The bottom of the bottle has a sticker reading, "MADE IN CHINA."

Walgreens nationwide sold these bottles between March 1999 and April 1999 for $1.69 or two for $3.

Consumers should stop using these bottles immediately, and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, consumers should call (800) 934-4768 anytime, or go to the company's website at www.walgreens.com.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to info@cpsc.gov.

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