|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 2007
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Paramount Apparel International Recalls Youth Hats Due to Strangulation Hazard; Product Sold Exclusively at Bass Pro Shops
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: Toddler and Youth Nylon Bucket Hats
Units: About 500
Distributor: Paramount Apparel International Inc., of Bourbon, Mo.
Hazard: The hat has a drawstring, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.
Description: The hat is a nylon bucket-shaped hat with mesh sides. There are nylon fabric strips on the side of the hat that snap up. The front of the hat has a zipper pocket with a silver boat-anchor appliqué with embroidered text below. The hat adjusts with a bungee drawstring sewn in the crown of the hat. A label sewn into the back inside of the hat reads “Bass Pro Shops.”
Sold: Exclusively at Bass Pro Shops retail stores nationwide from February 2007 through June 2007 for about $8.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled hats immediately and remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard or contact Paramount Apparel to receive a refund or replacement item.
Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Paramount Apparel toll-free at (866) 618-7179 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.paramountapparel.co,
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