|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 13, 2007
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 985-9975
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 www.samarajacketrecall.com or e-mail the firm at email@example.com
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