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Princeton Hosiery Mills Issues Warning On Plastic Ornaments On Infant Socks

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Recall Date:
April 11, 1988

Recall Details

April 11, 1988  
Release # 88-020

WASHINGTON --- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Le-Roi, a division of Princeton Hosiery Mills, Princeton, Kentucky, issued a warning today to consumers concerning two styles of its infant socks because they may present a choking or aspiration hazard if the plastic ornaments which are small parts, detach from the socks. Neither CPSC or Le-Roi knows of any injuries involving these socks.

One style is a white sock with a blue, pink, turquoise or yellow stripe that had three pastel plastic teddy bears attached to the ankle. The other style is a white anklet with a "pearl" bead affixed to a satin bow on the cuff.

Princeton Hosiery Mills marketed these hosiery items under it own "LE-ROI" label as well as under the "MOTHER CARE" label for Mother Care, Inc., New York, NY. The socks are identified as style numbers 1928 and 2213, or 2188 and 2120 respectively. The socks with the teddy bear ornaments were not shipped by Le-Roi after October 1986, and the socks with the pearl bead were not shipped after April 1987.

Consumers who purchased these hosiery items for children under three should immediately remove the teddy bears and/or pearl bead from the socks and discard these ornaments to eliminate potential choking hazards.

To report unsafe consumer products, call the CPSC toll-free hotline 800-638-CPSC. The teletypewriter number for the hearing impaired is (301) 595-7054. 

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