BabyLegs Recalls Baby Socks and Leg Warmers with Heart Appliqué Due to Choking Hazard

The leg warmers and socks have a heart appliqué that can detach.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2010
Release #11-081
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 791-6098
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

BabyLegs Recalls Baby Socks and Leg Warmers with Heart Appliqué Due to Choking 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: Baby leg warmers and socks

Units: About 4,500

Distributor: BabyUnited LLC dba BabyLegs of Seattle, Wash.

Hazard: The leg warmers and socks have a heart appliqué that can detach, posing a choking hazard to small children.

Incidents/Injuries: The firm has received one report of an infant choking on the heart-shaped appliqué. Her mother was able to dislodge the appliqué from her throat. No medical attention was required.

Description: This recall involves only those BabyLegs brand leg warmers, ankle-high socks and knee-high socks adorned with a heart-shape appliqué. The recalled products are pink, white or purple cable knit socks and leg warmers.

Sold at: www.babylegs.com and independent retailers from August 2010 to November 2010 for about $11 per pair.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled socks and leg warmers away from children. Consumers can remove and discard the heart appliqué to eliminate the hazard or contact BabyLegs to receive a full refund or a coupon to be redeemed on the BabyLegs website.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact BabyLegs toll-free at (888) 791-6098 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.babylegs.com

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