|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2011
|Firm's Recall Hotline: Call Collect (260) 424-3511
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Matilda Jane Recalls Girl's Chelsa Dress 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: Girl's Dress
Units: About 1,500
Importer: Matilda Jane LLC of Fort Wayne, Ind.
Hazard: The buttons can come off, posing a choking hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: Matilda Jane has received one report of an incident with no injuries.
Description: The Chelsa dress is a girl's sleeveless sundress in sizes 2, 4, and 6. The top is white with green polka dots; the bottom is printed with a green and yellow floral design and has a multi-colored floral border at the hem.
Sold at: In-home trunk shows and online from February 1 through February 25, 2011.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Anyone possessing this dress should return it for repair or refund by contacting Matilda Jane Clothing.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Matilda Jane Clothing at email@example.com, call collect at 260-424-3511 or visit www.matildajaneclothing.com
The Chelsa dress
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