|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
||CONTACT: Nychelle White
|April 15, 1997
|Release # 97-101
CPSC, Catton Brothers Corp. Announce Recall of Disney Babies Romper Sets for Boys and Girls
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Catton Brothers Corp. of New York, N.Y., is recalling about 13,200 Disney Babies romper sets for boys and girls. Some of the romper's crotch snaps were improperly attached, exposing a sharp prong. The exposed prong could cause injury to infants.
CPSC and Catton Brothers Corp. are not aware of any injuries involving these rompers. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The Disney Babies romper sets consist of a denim romper with an embroidered Baby Minnie or Baby Mickey and a denim hat with a Baby Minnie or Baby Mickey patch. They are available for boys (style no. 1169) and girls (style no. 1168) in sizes 0 to 6 months and 6 to 9 months. The rompers have two sewn-in labels. One label displays the Disney Babies logo. The other label reads in part, "CATTON BROS. CORP...Style #1168 or 1169...100% Cotton...Made in Bangladesh." Wording on this label is written in English and Spanish.
Department and discount stores nationwide sold the romper sets from October 1996 through February 1997 for about $10 to $14. The Disney Store did not sell the rompers. Consumers should stop using the rompers immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Catton Brothers Corp. at (800) 357-6343.
Disney Babies denim rompers that are made in the Philippines are not involved in this recall.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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