|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 29, 1995
Release # 95-160
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580, Ext. 1187
CPSC, The Schwab Co. Announce Baby
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
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