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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Stacey Reuben Mesa
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189
April 11, 1994
Release # 94-058

Kmart Corp. Recalls Infant Clothing

PRODUCT: Approximately 6,500 boys' newborn 3-piece outfits consisting of a blue and white cotton/polyester cardigan sweater, short sleeved top, and check pants. The outfits were sold in two shades of blue with white and have airplane apppliques on the sweater and short sleeved top. The outfits were sold nationwide during January and February 1994.

PROBLEM: The snap fasteners on the front of the cardigan sweaters and collars of the short sleeved tops may detach from the garments creating a choking hazard for infants.

WHAT TO DO: Discontinue use immediately and return the outfit to the nearest Kmart for a full refund.

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Kmart Corporation, Troy, MI, is voluntarily recalling approximately 6,500 boys' infant 3- piece outfits consisting of a blue and white cotton/polyester cardigan sweater, short sleeved top, and checked pants. The snap fasteners on the front of the cardigan sweater and collar of the short sleeved top may detach from the garments creating a choking hazard for an infant.

The outfits sold for $12.99 in Kmart stores nationwide during January and February 1994. The outfits can be identified by the hangtag, located underneath the left arm of the garments when sold, stating in part "Dept. 2116, M4311, Style 2129, Item 4200." The outfits were sold in two shades of blue with white and have airplane appliques on the sweater and short sleeved top.

Consumers who purchased these outfits should discontinue their use immediately and return them to the nearest Kmart store for a full refund.

CPSC learned of this problem when Kmart reported to the Commission that it had discovered 155 garments at various distribution centers with detached snap fasteners. There have been no reports of injuries.

CPSC is announcing this recall as a 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 reduce the estimated 28.6 million injuries and 21,700 deaths associated each year with the 15,000 different types of consumer products under CPSC's jurisdiction.

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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