|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 12, 2001
Release # 02-061
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 315-2376 Ext. 183
CPSC Media Contact: Nychelle Fleming, (301) 504-7063
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kid Cool LLC, of New York, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 5,100 Baby Cool and Kid Cool girls' jackets and vests. The zipper pull and metal ring on these garments can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Kid Cool LLC has received one report of a child who removed the zipper pull, placed it in her mouth and began to choke on the metal ring that attaches the zipper pull to the jacket.
The recalled garments are 100-percent polyester girls' fleece- hooded jackets and sleeveless vests. The garments are pink or violet in color and were sold in both infant sizes 9-24 months and toddler sizes 2T-4T. The garments have a zipper front with a rubber zipper pull attached by a metal ring. Two pockets on the front of the garment have flowers on them. A label sewn on the inside neck of the garments reads "Baby Cool (c)," "Kid Cool Collections," and "Made in Hong Kong."
Sears department stores nationwide exclusively sold these garments from September 2001 through October 2001 for between $16 and $19.
Consumers should immediately remove the zipper pull and the metal ring from these garments and dispose of them. Consumers can return the garments to any Sears retail store to receive a replacement garment. For additional information, contact Kid Cool LLC at (800) 315-2376 Ext. 183 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers also can visit the Sears web site at www.sears.com.
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