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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
July 30, 1991 (301) 504-0580
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 has suspenders.

The outfits were sold nationwide from March 1991 to April 1991 for approximately $19.00 per set.

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 info@cpsc.gov.

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