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               Atico International USA, Inc.
Recalls Espresso Makers for Burn and Impact Injury Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commis-
sion, in cooperation with the firm named below, today 
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer pro-
duct. Consumers should stop using recalled products 
immediately unless otherwise instructed. 

Name of Product: Espresso Express™ Espresso Makers

Distributor: Atico International USA, Inc., of Fort 
Lauderdale, Fla.

Hazard: The espresso maker’s heating element can forcefully 
separate from its base during the brewing cycle. This poses 
burn and impact injury hazards to nearby consumers.

Incidents/Injuries: Atico International has received 42 
reports of incidents involving the heating element force-
fully separating from its base. Among these incidents, 
there were nine reports of minor scald burns and seven 
reports of consumers being hit by parts of the espresso 
maker. 

Description: The Espresso Maker has a black base and a 
silver water reservoir. The coffee carafe is smoke-color-
ed plastic with a back handle. The words “EspressoExpress™” 
are imprinted on the black base. The item number is 
W14A7166, which is located underneath the base. 

Sold at: CVS Pharmacy, Farmacias El Amal, Happy Harry’s, 
Navarro Discount Pharmacies, Kerr Drug, Bartell Drug and 
Lewis Drug from August 2005 through October 2005 for 
between $15 and $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the 
recalled espresso makers and contact Atico for product 
verification and instructions on returning the product 
for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Call Atico International USA, Inc. at 
(877) 546-4835 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday 
through Friday, or go the company’s Web site at 
www.aticousa.com

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      RC2 Recalls Toy Keys Due to Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission, 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. 

Name of Product: Toy Keys

Importer/Distributor: RC2 Brands Inc., of Oak Brook, Ill. 
The recalled products are marketed under RC2’s Learning 
Curve and The First Years brands.

Hazard: The colored top portion of the keys can crack, 
resulting in the release of small parts, which poses a 
choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: RC2 has received four reports of 
cracking. No injuries have been reported.

Description: “Shake ‘n Jingle Keys,” “Shake & Jingle 
Keys,” “My Jingle Keys” all by The First Years and the 
John Deere “Real Keys” are toy keys, with three colored 
keys attached to a blue, red or green remote control 
with electronic features. Various colored buttons on the 
remote activate sounds. Only toy keys with the letter 
“F” in the date code stamp listed between date codes 
2015F01 through 2636F04 on the packaging and product are 
involved in the recall. The date code can be found on the 
back of the remote control. Toy keys with “TE” in the 
date code or yellow sides on the remote are not included 
in this recall.

Sold at: Department stores and independent toy stores 
nationwide from August 2005 through October 2006 for 
about $6.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled toy 
keys immediately and contact RC2 for a free replacement 
toy.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact 
RC2 at (800) 704-8697 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT 
Monday through Friday, or visit the Learning Curve’s
Web site at www.learningcurve.com

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   Various Firms Recall Flashing Pacifiers for Choking,
            Aspiration and Strangulation Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Com-
mission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today 
announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer 
product. Consumers should stop using recalled products 
immediately unless otherwise instructed. 

Name of Product: Flashing Pacifiers

Units: About 237,000

Importers/Retailers: Rhode Island Novelty, of Providence, 
R.I.; Hayes Specialties Corp., of Saginaw, Mich.; My 
Bargain Bin LLC., of New Castle, Del.; Ravesupply.com, of 
Las Vegas, Nev.; Vistawholesale.com, of Greencastle, Ind.; 
Xtreme Jewelry, of New York, N.Y.; Intertradecorp.com, of 
Cheverly, Md.; Litesrus.com, of San Jose, Calif.; and 
Dollar Days International LLC, of Scottsdale, Ariz.

Hazard: These pacifiers failed to meet federal safety 
standards for pacifiers. The nipple can separate from 
the shield easily, posing a choking hazard. Some 
pacifiers were sold with necklaces that pose a strangu-
lation hazard, and one of the necklaces has beads that 
can come loose, which poses an aspiration hazard. Though 
they are marketed for older children, they could be 
given to babies, and can cause serious injury or death. 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The units involved are flashing pacifiers 
and flashing pacifiers with whistles. The pacifiers are 
clear or colored purple, blue, pink or green. The 
pacifiers have five flashing LED lights that are red and 
blue, red and light green and orange. Some pacifiers are 
sold with a rainbow cord that is attached to handles, 
and some cords have breakaway connectors. One pacifier 
has multi-colored beads on the cords in the shapes of 
barrels, trains, boats and various animals. Pacifiers 
were sold in clamshell packages. The packaging has a 
warning that states they are for “12+ Years” or “6+ Years.” 
Some of the products have a warning on the packaging that 
they are not a real pacifier, but a practical joke. The 
chart below lists additional information about the pro-
ducts sold and what is written on the packaging.

Company Name/Contact Trade Name Model/Bar Code 
Rhode Island Novelty
(800) 528-5599
www.rinovelty.com Flashing Joke Novelty Pacifier Model 
GL-FLAP5 
Hayes Specialties Corp.
(800) 642-9373
www.ehayes.com “Hot” Flashing Pacifier Bar Code 0 85754 
15115 4 
My Bargain Bin LLC
(800) 431-1389
www.mybargainbin.com 2 in 1 Flashing Pacifier with 
Whistle Model FP
Bar Code 7 62656 31137 5 
Ravesupply.com
recall@ravesupply.com Pacifier Necklace Model PAC-STANDARD 
Vistawholesale.com
Call collect at (765) 653-0906
www.vistawholesale.com/pacyrecall 2 in 1 Flashing Pacifier 
with Whistle Blink Pacifier 
Xtreme Jewelry
(866) 388-3838
Email: kit@xtremejewelry.com “Hot” Flashing Pacifier Bar 
Code 0 12480 01132 8 
Intertradecorp.com
(888) 622-7348
www.intertradecorp.com Flashing Pacifier “I am baby, I 
need to be loved.” Flashing Pacifier 
Litesrus.com
Customerservice@litesrus.com 2 in 1 Flashing Pacifier 
with Whistle Necklace Flashing Pacifier with Whistle 
Necklace 
Dollar Days International LLC
(877) 969-7742
www.dollardays.com Practical Joke “Hot” Flashing 
Pacifier

2 in 1 Flashing Pacifier with Whistle Bar Code 0 85754 
15115 4

Bar Code 7 62656 31137 3  

Sold at: Novelty shops, toy stores, carnivals, amusement 
parks and by Web retailers nationwide from January 2003 
through September 2006 for between $0.55 and $13.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take these pacifiers away from 
young children immediately and dispose of them. Consumers 
can also return the pacifiers to the retailers for a 
refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact the firm 
above.

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