Wal-Mart Recalls Minnie Mouse Cardigan Sets Due to Strangulation Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 25, 2006
Release #07-015
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 925-6278
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Wal-Mart Recalls Minnie Mouse Cardigan Sets Due to Strangulation 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: Minnie Mouse Cardigan Set

Units: About 14,000

Distributor: Wal-Mart Stores Inc., of Bentonville, Ark.

Hazard: If the cardigan is buttoned, the ribbon woven around the neckline poses a strangulation hazard for children.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: The pink cardigan is sold as part of a three-piece set which also includes a light pink turtleneck and denim pants. The cardigan has a pink ribbon woven around the neckline. Minnie Mouse is embroidered on the lower left front of the cardigan. The cardigan was sold in sizes 12M, 18M, 24M, 3T, 4T, and 5T.

Sold exclusively at: Wal-Mart stores nationwide from July 2006 through August 2006 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled cardigan away from children immediately and return the entire three-piece set to Wal-Mart for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Wal-Mart at (800) 925-6278 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.walmartstores.com http://walmartstores.com/GlobalWMStoresWeb/navigate.do?catg=51

 

 Picture of Recalled Cardigan Set