February 7, 2007
LL Bean Recalls Infant Booties Due to Choking Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Faux-Shearling Infant Booties
Units: About 4,400
Distributor: L L. Bean, of Freeport, Maine
Hazard: A small metal zipper tab on the infant booties can detach posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: L.L. Bean has received six reports of the metal tab detaching from the booties. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The booties are sold in infant sizes 1-6. The booties were sold in a tan or pink suede. They have rubber soles and a zipper closure at the ankle. The booties are lined with creme-colored faux shearling acrylic/polyester fleece. "L.L. Bean" is printed in white letters on the soles of the booties. The size and stock #BNK1 are printed on a tag inside the booties.
Sold at: L.L. Bean catalogs, Web sites and retail stores in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia from July 2006 through December 2006 for about $16.50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled booties away from children immediately and contact L.L. Bean to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact L.L. Bean at (800) 555-9717 any time, or visit the firm's Web site at www.llbean.com
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