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Gerber Products Company Issues Nationwide Allergy Alert on Undeclared Latex in Fashion Tint 9 Ounce Bottles (3 Packs)

David Mortazavi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- Parsippany, NJ -- August 24, 2006 -- Gerber Products Company is voluntarily recalling a limited number of its 3-pack, 9 ounce baby bottles. The Gerber recall results from mislabeling, as the bottles in question contain latex nipples but were labeled as Gerber Fashion Tint Bottles with Silicone Nipples. Only one UPC code is involved in this recall. Latex is a known allergen which can lead to severe allergic reactions in persons sensitive to latex. Latex nipples are brown, while silicone nipples are clear. No illnesses have been reported to date.

The product was distributed nationwide in May 2006 and involves 78 cases of 3-pack units. The product identification is through UPC and Day Codes as follows:

The UPC code which appears on the back of the package:

  • 15000 78766

The Day Codes also appear on the back of the package:

  • 6124 R
  • 6125 R
  • 6129 R
  • 6130 R

Gerber was made aware of this situation from a distributor, and has received no complaints of illness or injury.

Consumers who have purchased this product should visit www.Gerber.com or call the Gerber Parents Resource Center at 1-800-4-Gerber for instructions on how to return product and to receive a full refund.


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