August 16, 2002
D&V Trading Has Recalled "D&V" Brand and "JoJomo"
Brand Assorted Konnyaku Jelly
Oakland, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
said that D&V
Trading Inc. has recalled "JoJomo" Brand and "D&V" brand Lychee Flavor,
Mango Flavor, Assorted Flavor, Nata de Coco Konnyaku Jelly Jars and Packages
because they contain the ingredient "konjac". The Consumer Product Safety
Commission and the Food and Drug Administration consider this type of candy
to pose a serious choking risk particularly to infants, children and
elderly. Local authorities have reported at least three children's deaths
from choking in the United States associated with this type of jelly candy.
There have also been reports of death in other countries.
The product was distributed to retail stores in local areas of northern
California. Consumers may have purchased the product through these retail
Consumer who have purchased "D&V" brand and "JoJomo" brand Konnyaku Jelly
are urged to return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers
with questions may contact the company at (510) 303-6156.