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April 18, 1995

Release # 95-103
CONTACT: Elaine Tyrrell
(301) 504-0580 Ext.1191

CPSC, Cottontail Originals Inc. Announce Baby Garment Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Cottontail Originals Inc. of Stillwater, Okla., is voluntarily recalling 840 infant and toddler garments. Wooden buttons attached to the garment by metal, staple-like hooks can detach from the garment, presenting a choking and inhaling hazard to infants and young children.

CPSC is aware of one incident with an infant where the wooden button and the metal staple became detached from the garment. CPSC and Cottontail Originals Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving the wooden button or the metal staple.

Style GE123 is a boy's blue and white plaid, one-piece romper with red and white plaid trim on the front, sleeves, and pocket. Style GE420 is a girl's blue and white plaid dress with red and white plaid trim on the front, sleeves, and pockets. The label on both the romper and the dress reads in part "Cottontail Originals... 100% Cotton... Made in U.S.A....". Both styles have three round wooden buttons on the front that measure .75 inches in diameter and resemble baseballs. The buttons are attached to the garment with a shank similar to a metal staple. The shanks are stitched to the front of the garment and can detach.

Cottontail Originals distributed the infant and toddler-sized garments through independent retailers nationwide, who sold the garment during the summer of 1994 for about $52.00 to $60.00.

Consumers should stop using the recalled garments immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers can also send the garments to Cottontail Originals Inc., 3623 N. Park Drive, Stillwater, OK 74075, for a full refund, including cost of shipping. For more information about this recall, call Cottontail Originals at (405) 743-4144.

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 obtain this release and recall information or report product hazards to