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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 1995

Release # 95-160
CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1187

CPSC, The Schwab Co. Announce Baby Garment Recall

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), The Schwab Company of Cumberland, Md., is recalling approximately 5,000 infant garments, style number 3941. Wooden buttons attached to the garment by metal, staple-like hooks can detach, presenting a choking and inhaling hazard to infants.

CPSC is aware of one incident in which the wooden button and the metal staple detached from the garment. CPSC and The Schwab Company are not aware of any injuries involving the wooden button or the metal staple.

The one-piece baby garment is white cotton jersey with thin blue stripes. A red number 24 is stitched on the front left side with blue thread. The garment has 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 label on the garment reads in part, "Little Me...100% Cotton...Made in USA...".

The garments retailed for approximately $27 and were sold with a matching blue and white baseball hat. The garments were sold through department stores and children's specialty shops nationwide during the spring of 1992. In 1992, The Schwab Company voluntarily contacted all stores to notify them of the possible defect.

Consumers should stop using the recalled garments immediately. Consumers can send the garments to The Schwab Company, P.O. Box 1742, Upper Potomac Industrial Park, Cumberland, Md. 21501, for a full refund, including cost of shipping.

For more information, consumers should call The Schwab Company at (301) 729-4488.

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 info@cpsc.gov.

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