FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

April 18, 1995

 

Release # 95-103

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. - CPSC, Cottontail Originals Inc. of Stillwater, Okla., is voluntarily recalling 840 infant and toddler garments. Wooden buttons attached to the garment by metal, staple-like hooks can detach from the garment, presenting a choking and inhaling hazard to infants and young children.

CPSC is aware of one incident with an infant where the wooden button and the metal staple became detached from the garment. CPSC and Cottontail Originals Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving the wooden button or the metal staple.

Style GE123 is a boy's blue and white plaid, one-piece romper with red and white plaid trim on the front, sleeves, and pocket. Style GE420 is a girl's blue and white plaid dress with red and white plaid trim on the front, sleeves, and pockets. The label on both the romper and the dress reads in part "Cottontail Originals... 100% Cotton... Made in U.S.A....". Both styles have three round wooden buttons on the front that measure .75 inches in diameter and resemble baseballs. The buttons are attached to the garment with a shank similar to a metal staple. The shanks are stitched to the front of the garment and can detach.

Cottontail Originals distributed the infant and toddler-sized garments through independent retailers nationwide, who sold the garment during the summer of 1994 for about $52.00 to $60.00.

Consumers should stop using the recalled garments immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also send the garments to Cottontail Originals Inc., 3623 N. Park Drive, Stillwater, OK 74075, for a full refund, including cost of shipping. For more information about this recall, call Cottontail Originals at (405) 743-4144.