September 17, 2003CPSC, Apothecary Products Inc. Announce
Recall of "Comforts" Pacifiers
The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary
cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled
products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of product: "Comforts" pacifiers
Manufacturer: Apothecary Products Inc., of Burnsville, Minn.
Hazard: These pacifiers fail federal safety tests, come apart, and can pose
a choking hazard to infants and small children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The pacifiers are available in both silicone and latex
formulations in the following colors: powder blue, red, purple, and pink.
The name "Kroger" appears on the package, along with the words "Pacifiers,"
"Latex," "Silicone," "0-6 months," or "6-18 months." The model numbers are
located on the back of each package and are the last five digits of the UPC
35826 35827 35828 35829
Sold at: Many Kroger-owned stores from August 2002 through August 2003 for
about $3.50 to $5.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Return the pacifiers to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact Apothecary Products at (866) 274-7956 between 9
a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or call The Kroger Co. toll- free
at (800) 632-6900 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
Media Contact: Kelly Schwab, Apothecary Products, (952) 808-8342.