June 7, 2007
Personalized Infant Long Johns Recalled by Personal Creations Due to Choking Hazard
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Red Baby Long Johns
Units: About 5,500
Distributor: Personal Creations, of Lemont, Ill.
Manufacturer: Li Yi Embroidery Garments Factory, of Guangdong Province, China
Hazard: The metal snaps on the long johns can loosen and detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: Personal Creations has received 10 reports of snaps loosening or detaching. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The recalled Baby Long Johns are red with snap fasteners down the front and along the legs. A personalized embroidery is stitched across the button-up back flap on the long johns. The long johns were sold in sizes 6, 12, 18 and 24 months.
Sold through: Personal Creations catalog and www.personalcreations.com between September 2006 through January 2007 for about $22.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the long johns from children and contact Personal Creations for more information on receiving a refund or replacement.
Consumer Contact: Consumers can call Personal Creations at (888) 627-3283 between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. CT Saturday and Sunday. Consumers can also visit the firm's Web site at www.personalcreations.com
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