Note: Phone number change.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Company Phone Number: (301) 729-4488 x. 1350 

July 27, 1999

 

Release # 99-147


WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Little Me, Cumberland, Md., is recalling approximately 7,200 newborn and infant garments described as Mini Fruit Girl's Rompers. The attached ornamental cherries on these garments pose a choking hazard to young children.

Little Me is aware of one incident in which a child started to choke on one of the ornamental cherries. It was pulled from the child's throat by the attached string.

These 100 percent cotton garments have a white top and cherry print bottom, with white embroidered collar, and were sold with a floppy hat with cherry print material. The outfits have ornamental cherries attached to a string at the waist. They were sold in sizes 3M, 6M, 9M, 12M, 18M and 24M. The collar labels read, "Little Me," "MADE IN PHILIPPINES" and "RN 20864."

Major department and children clothing stores sold these garments from March 1999 through July 1999 for about $20 to $22.

Consumers should immediately stop using these garments, and should return them to Little Me for a refund and a voucher for a 30 percent rebate on a future Little Me purchase. For more information, call Little Me at (301) 729-4488 x. 1350, anytime, or visit the Little Me web site at www.littleme.com/productrecall/index.html.


Picture of Children's Garments with Ornamental Cherries