CPSC, Zutopia (a division of Wet Seal Inc.) Announce Recall of Girl's Loungewear

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2003
Release # 04-051
Firm's Hotline: (866) 475-2255
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

CPSC, Zutopia (a division of Wet Seal Inc.) Announce Recall of Girl's Loungewear

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. 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: Zutopia" Girl's loungewear (15 different styles)

Units: 5,500

Distributor/Retailer: The Wet Seal Inc., of Foothill Ranch, Calif.

Hazard: The loungewear failed to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear posing a risk of serious burn injuries to children. The standard requires sleepwear, including loungewear, to be flame resistant and if the garment ignites, the flame must self-extinguish.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries reported. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

Description: The 15 different styles of loungewear involved in this recall are available in girl's sizes small through extra-large (equivalent to girl's sizes 7-14). The following items are involved in the recall and are labeled "Zutopia":

Style No.TypeDescriptionPriceR/N#
3254 Two-piece, camisole and capri pant Blue with "Stick with me, my dreams come true" on the Camisole and on the Capri $26.50 106503
3256 Two-piece, tank and capri pant set White and light blue with "Angel's Car-Hop" on the tank $26.50 106503
S3258 Two-piece, camisole and short set White and navy with "Funky Monkey" on the camisole $18.50 106503
3252 Two-piece, tank and capri pant set Red with "Chit-Chat Telephone Co." on the tank $26.50 106503
3255 Two-piece, camisole and capri pant set Red and white with "Your Lips keep moving… but all I hear is ‘Blah, Blah, Blah' " on the camisole and "Blah, Blah, Blah" on the capri pant $26.50 106503
3261 Two-piece, camisole and short set White and pink with "DJ Scratchy Itchy" on the camisole and hearts and notes on the short $18.50 106503
3262 Two-piece, camisole and capri pant set White and pink with "Sparky's Bowling & Rolling Rink…" on the camisole $26.50 106503
3257 Two-piece, camisole and capri pant set Multi-colored set with "Cutie" on the camisole $26.50 106503
3267 Capri pant Light blue with pink poodles and polka dots $19.50 106503
33340722 Lounge pant Black or red with "It's All About Me. david & goliath" $24.50 78749
33106182 Lounge pant White with "Chick's Rule, david & goliath" and a caricature of a chick screened on the pant $24.50 78749
33340685 Lounge pant Blue with "Boys are Smelly, david & goliath" on the pant along with a caricature of a boy. $24.50 78749
33105727 Lounge pant Pink with "Boys are stupid, throw rocks at them!" On the pant along with a caricature of a boy. $24.50 78749
32771848 Capri pant Hawaiian print capri pant in blue and pastel colors with palm trees and flowers $18.00 106503
32771893 Capri pant Hawaiian print capri pant in pink and pastel colors with palm trees and flowers $18.00 106503



Sold at: Zutopia stores nationwide from January 2003 through October 2003 for between $18 and $26.50.

Manufactured in: U.S.

Remedy: Parents should stop their children from wearing this loungewear and return the item(s) to any Zutopia store for a full refund or exchange and receive $10 in Zu Dollarz for a future purchase.

Consumer Contact: The Wet Seal at (866) 475-2255 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday. Consumers also can write to the company at 26972 Burbank, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610, attention: Zutopia Recall, or e-mail at recall@wetseal.com.



Picture of Recalled Girls' Loungewear