|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE|
|March 19, 1986|
|Release # 86-017|
Washington, DC -- In cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the New York Attorney General's office, TMR International, Ltd. (TMR) of New York, NY today announced a voluntary recall of its Young Rascals "American Dream," "Bomber" and "Ship" sweatshirts because of a potential choking hazard presented by LED lights and button-size batteries on a removable velcro strip. When these sweatshirts were tested for compliance with CPSC safety requirements, the LED lights and disc-battery components separated from the velcro strip.
The involved "American Dream," "Bomber" and "Ship" sweatshirts subject to this recall program are limited to sizes 2, 3 and 4 (Toddler).
TMR imported approximately 2,400 units of these sweatshirts from Taiwan and distributed them nationwide between 9/15/85 and 11/15/85. The sweatshirts were sold for approximately $15.00 each.
TMR doe not want garments that may be dangerous to be used. Consumers should stop using these sweatshirts immediately. Consumers have the option of returning the sweatshirts to TMR for a full refund or to return the velcro strip and keep the sweatshirt for a partial refund of $5.00.
Anyone wishing additional information may call TMR at 212-244-4470.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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