|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued December 6, 2007
Revised January 26, 2011
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 659-7026
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Note: recall hotline hours changed.
TKS Children’s Pants Recalled by Sears; Drawstrings at Waist Pose Entrapment Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: TKS-brand children’s pants
Units: About 6,100
Importer: E.S. Sutton Inc., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The recalled pants have a ribbon belt at the waist that can pose an entrapment or entanglement hazard to children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled pants were sold in two styles. The first style (model numbers 62240 and 62254) is denim with a brown ribbon belt on the waistband. These pants have a sewn-on patch and an embroidered butterfly. They were sold in infant sizes 12 months, 18 months and 24 months and toddler sizes 2T, 3T and 4T. The second style (model number 62226) is khaki with a fabric belt on the waistband. They have two cargo pockets, one with an embroidered heart. The cuffs have buttons and plaid trim on the underside. They were sold in toddler sizes 2T, 3T and 4T.
Manufactured in: China
Sold at: Sears stores nationwide from July 2007 through August 2007 for about $16.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the belt to eliminate the hazard.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sears at (800) 659-7026 between 7 am - 9 pm CT Monday through Friday, 7 am - 6 pm Saturday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.sears.com
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