|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2010
|Firm's Collect Number: (407) 492-8361
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: Girls' hooded sleeveless vests
Units: About 80
Manufacturer: MIM-PI USA LLC, of Orlando, Fla.
Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves girls' hooded sleeveless vests with drawstrings sold in sizes 2 through 10. The vests were sold in two colors: blue with pink flowers and black with white polka dots. Both styles have a fake fur trim around the hood and a black sweater-like knit trim at the armholes and waist. The vests have an interior zipper covered by an exterior flap closure and a sewn-in neck tag that reads "mim-pi."
Sold at: Children's clothing stores nationwide from January 2009 through December 2009 for about $70.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the recalled garments to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the vests to the place of purchase for a store credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact MIM-PI USA collect at (407) 492-8361 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.mim-pi.com
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