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Potential Choking Hazard Leads To Recall Of Baby Bibs, Pants, Panties

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Recall Date:
May 09, 1989

Recall Details

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  
May 9, 1989  
Release # 89-036
 

WASHINGTON - Mullins Square, Inc. of Austin, Texas is voluntarily recalling certain items from four lines of its baby wearing apparel because plastic eyes attached to its baby bibs, pants and panties could present choking or ingestion hazards to babies or infants. These products have either Santa Claus or animal faces on them.

According to the company, some 11,000 sets of baby pants and panties were distributed nationwide since 1988. The pants sold for about $7 each and the panties sold for approximately $9.50. The attached label read in part "Mullins Square***Austin, Texas***."

About 15,000 sets of sleeved and non-sleeved bibs were distributed nationwide before 1989. These bibs which sold for about $9.50 each, did not have a label attached.

The recalled bibs, pants and panties have decorative plastic eyes which could be removed by infants and be ingested. While no known choking incidents have been reported to date, the company is recalling the apparel to prevent the possibility of such accidents from occurring.

Baby bibs, pants and panties that have decorative FABRIC eyes are not being recalled.

Consumers having the recalled infant wearing apparel should return the product to the retailer with the sales receipt for a refund of the purchase price. If no receipt, the retailer will return the product to Mullins Square who will replace the hazardous eyes and return the unit to the consumer at no cost.

For more information consumers may contact the firm directly by calling Debbie Gideon at (512) 837-7099.

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