|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 1999
Release # 99-133b
|Company Phone Number: (800) 558-9885
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
PRODUCT: Toddler Boys Denim Jeans - Gymboree Corp., of Burlingame, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 7,000 toddler boys 5-pocket denim jeans. These indigo-colored jeans were sold in children sizes small (2- 3), medium (3-4), large (4-5), XL (5-6) and XXL (6-7). A red and blue label on the jeans reads, "GYMSPORT," and "Made in Mexico." Gymboree stores nationwide sold these jeans from March 1999 through June 1999 for about $19.
PROBLEM: The waist snap on the jeans can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: Gymboree has received one report of the snap coming off these jeans, but there have been no reports of injuries.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should return the jeans to a Gymboree store for a refund. For more information, call Gymboree at (800) 558-9885 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday.
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