|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
|July 30, 1991
|Release # 91-100
Good Lad Co. Recalls
Toddler Shirt/Skirt Sets
WASHINGTON, DC -- In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Good Lad Co. of Philadelphia, PA is voluntarily
recalling approximately 360 toddler outfits because the decorative buttons may detach
causing a fatal choking hazard to young children. A decorative pin may also detach causing
a puncture wound.
The matching two-piece outfits consist of a solid-colored shirt with a striped skirt that
The outfits were sold nationwide from March 1991 to April 1991 for approximately $19.00
The potentially hazardous clothes were identified during a joint surveillance program
conducted between the CPSC and the U.S. Customs Service at the Port of Philadelphia.
A tag sewn on the garment's neck seam pictures a girl and a boy doll and reads in part:
"PETE'S PARTNER, A Good Lad Company, Made in Philippines."
Neither the CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving this product. This
voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
Consumers are urged to discontinue use of these outfits and return them to the store where
purchased for a refund of the purchase price. Consumers with questions about this recall
may contact Good Lad Co. at (215) 739-0200.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is announcing this recall as part of its
mission to protect the public from unreasonable risks of injury and death associated with
consumer products. The Commission's objective is to help reduce the estimated 28.5 million
injuries and 21,600 deaths that occur each year with the 15,000 different types of
consumer products within CPSC's jurisdiction.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Consumers who find an infant or toddler garment including socks, shoes,
and hats in size 2T or smaller, with decorative buttons, pins, beads, or sparkles of any
manufacturer may contact CPSC's toll-free hotline listed below to report these potential
choking hazards. CPSC will follow-up on all calls in an effort to eliminate small parts
hazards from children's clothing and other wearing apparel.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a
press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax
machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to firstname.lastname@example.org.