|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 31, 2001
Release # 01-164
|CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
CPSC, Saks Incorporated Announce Recall of Boys' Vests
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Saks Incorporated, of Birmingham, Ala., is voluntarily recalling about 14,500 boys' vests. The elastic toggle cord on the end of the zipper pulls can loosen and come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Saks has received one report of a toggle coming off. No injuries have been reported. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The recalled vests are red nylon/blue fleece reversible zippered vests sold in toddler sizes 2T through 4T. They were sold under the URIT and Parisian Kids brands. The zipper pulls have black and white checkered elastic toggles on the ends. There is a front zipper and three pocket zippers. Labels sewn into the front side pocket read in part "Parisian kids" or "URIT" and "MADE IN KOREA SEE REVERSE FOR CARE."
Department stores including, Parisian, Carson Pirie Scott, Younkers, McRae's, Proffitt's, Bergner's, Herberger's and Boston Store nationwide sold the vests from July 2000 through January 2001 for about $24.
Consumers should stop using the vest immediately and return the vest to any Saks store for a refund. For more information on this recall, contact CPSC at (800) 638-2772 anytime.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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