|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 30, 2009
Release # 09-206
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Gap Recalls Children’s Coats; Toggles Can Break and Detach Posing Choking Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, 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: babyGap Children’s Coats
Units: About 19,200 in the U.S. and 3,900 in Canada
Retailer: Gap Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: The coats have toggle fasteners that could break and detach from the coat, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves three different children’s coat styles with toggles including Rose Toggle Hoodie (style 600298), Pink Duffle Coat (style 600344), and Blue Plaid and Mojave Toggle Coat (style 600942). The coats were sold in infant sizes up to 24 months and are made of cotton, polyester, or polyester/acrylic. The toggles are light tan plastic and about 1 3/4 inches long.
Sold at: babyGap, GapKids and Gap Stores nationwide and at www.gap.com from October 2008 through April 2009 for between $20 and $50.
Manufactured in: China and Indonesia
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled coats away from children and return them to any babyGap, GapKids, or Gap store for a full refund. Consumers who return the coats before August 31, 2009 will also receive a 20 percent off coupon for a regular priced item. Contact Gap to return by mail if purchased online.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Gap toll-free at (888) 747-3704 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET, visit www.gap.com, or email the firm at email@example.com
Note: Health Canada’s press release can be seen at http://126.96.36.199/PR/recall-retrait-e.jsp?re_id=731
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