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(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1189
August 16, 1994
Release # 94-118

Best Wear Inc. Recalls Girls Romper Sets

Washington, D.C.- - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Best Wear, Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif., is voluntarily recalling three styles of girls romper garment sets that have necklaces with a stuffed doll hanging at the end. The stuffed doll necklaces present a potential strangulation hazard when hung around the necks of crib-aged children. Because the necklaces are about 26 inches long, they could become caught on an object or twisted while around a child's neck and choke the child.

The style numbers 84P1580 and 84P1581 rompers are labeled "Baby's 2 PCS ROMPER/DOLL" and the style number 84P1065 rompers are labeled "Baby's 3 PCS BLOUSE/ROMPER/DOLL". The stuffed dolls are about 3 inches tall and 2 inches wide. The dolls are made from the same material as the romper. The necklace is made of string.

The rompers with stuffed doll necklaces sold for about $7.50 in retail stores in Los Angeles, Calif., between April 5, 1994 and April 12, 1994. Approximately 1,200 rompers were sold.

The rompers were imported from the Philippines. The U.S. Customs office in Los Angeles alerted CPSC to the importation of these potentially hazardous products.

Consumers with these rompers should immediately cut the necklaces off of the stuffed dolls, and take the rompers and dolls back to the stores where they were purchased for a refund of the purchase price. For more information, call Best Wear at (818) 443-0666.

Neither CPSC nor the company is aware of any injuries involving these products. However, CPSC records show strangulation incidents with similar children's products such as pacifiers on cords. This voluntary recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury or death.

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