FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 2, 2001
PRODUCT: Costumes - Lillian Vernon Corporation of Rye, N.Y., is voluntarily recalling about 2,900 Sugar Plum Fairy costumes. The recalled costume model numbers are LV #948P00 and LV #958P00. The Sugar Plum Fairy costume is a dress made of various fabrics including purple nylon tulle. They were sold in youth sizes 4-6 and 6x-8. Lillian Vernon sold these costumes in their catalogues nationwide between August 1999 through October 2000 for about $40.
PROBLEM: Fabric used in these costumes can ignite readily and presents a serious risk of burn injuries in violation of the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act.
INCIDENTS/INJURIES: No injuries have been reported.
WHAT TO DO: Consumers should stop wearing these costumes immediately and call Lillian Vernon Corporation's customer service department at 1-800-505-2250, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for information on how to receive a refund.
Lillian Vernon Corporation has sent notices to all known purchasers.
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