|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 24, 2005
Release # 05-091
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 800-9720
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announces the following recall in voluntary cooperation with the firm below. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Chamois Blankets
Units: About 92,000
Manufacturer: Pottery Barn Kids, of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: The decorative stitching on the blanket's edge can come loose, allowing a child to become entangled in the yarn. This poses a strangulation hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Pottery Barn Kids has received four reports of incidents involving the decorative stitching coming loose. No injuries have been reported.
Description: This recall involves children's chamois blankets made of 100% polyester. The blankets were sold in yellow, pink, blue and green, and the reverse side of all the blankets are white. Decorative yarn in a coordinating color is stitched around the blanket's edge. The blanket measures 30-inches wide by 40-inches long and are labeled for stroller use. A label on the blanket reads "pottery barn kids" and "Made in Korea."
Sold at: Pottery Barn Kids' stores nationwide, through the Pottery Barn catalog, and PotteryBarnKids.com from December 2002 through December 2004 for about $30.
Manufactured in: Korea.
Remedy: Consumers can remove the decorative stitching or contact Pottery Barn Kids for information on how to receive a replacement or refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact Pottery Barn Kids toll-free at (877) 800-9720 between 7 a.m. and 12 a.m. ET daily or visit the firm's Web site at www.potterybarnkids.com.
Pottery Barn Kids Media Contact: Abigail Jacobs, at (415) 616-8432
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