|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 29, 2001
Release # 01-075
|Carter's Recall Hotline: (888) 339-2129
CPSC Consumer Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: Kim Dulic, (301) 504-7058
CPSC, Carter's® Announce Recall to Repair Infant Jumpsuits
WASHINGTON, D.C.- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The William Carter Co. (Carter's®), of Morrow, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 600,000 infant jumpsuits for repair. A ribbon that runs through the zipper pull tab can detach, resulting in a potential choking hazard.
Carter's® received four reports of children detaching the ribbons, putting them in their mouths, and starting to gag or choke. No injuries have been reported.
The recalled infant jumpsuits have a 6-inch long satin ribbon tied through the zipper pull tab. The ribbons are solid in color or have "Carter's" printed on them. Recalled models are either 100 percent cotton interlock jumpsuits with a teddy bear, bunny or puppy embroidery design on the front; or cotton/polyester blend velour jumpsuits with a teddy bear or bunny embroidery design on the front. The jumpsuits were sold in sizes Small (0-3 months), Medium (3-6 months), and Large (6-9 months).
Outlet, department and specialty stores nationwide sold these jumpsuits from May 2000 through December 2000 for $14 to $20.
Consumers should immediately remove and discard the ribbon. The garment then can be worn without the ribbon. For more information, consumers should call Carter's toll-free at (888) 339-2129 anytime or visit their website at http://www.carters.com/recall2.html.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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