February 13, 2007
Release #07-102

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 985-9975
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Samara Brothers Recalls Boys' Jackets Due to Lead Poisoning Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. 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: Heavyweight Outerwear Jackets

Units: About 8,000

Manufacturer: Samara Brothers LLC, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The snap closures on the outerwear jackets contain excessive amounts of lead, which poses a lead poisoning hazard.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves boy's outerwear jackets with a Carter's-brand logo on the front. The jackets were sold in toddler and boy's sizes. Toddler sizes range from 2T to 4T. Boy's sizes include S, M and L. The outerwear jackets were sold in charcoal, navy and red.

Sold at: Major department stores and discount department stores nationwide from October 2006 through November 2006 for up to $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the products immediately and contact Samara Brothers to obtain a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Samara Brothers at (800) 985-9975 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at or e-mail the firm at

Picture of Recalled Heavyweight Outerwear Jackets

Picture of Recalled Heavyweight Outerwear Jackets

Picture of Recalled Heavyweight Outerwear Jackets