May 22, 1996
Release # 96-128
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC and Kmart Announce Recall of Infant Girls'
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Kmart Corporation, of Troy, Mich., is
voluntarily recalling 23,000 rompers for infant girls. The paint on the rompers' buttons
is dangerous for young children because it contains an excessive level of lead. Because of
the excessive lead levels, the rompers violate the Consumer Product Safety Act.
Kmart initiated the recall in response to a consumer's concerns about paint chipping from
the buttons after washing the rompers. Kmart and CPSC are not aware of any injuries
involving the garments. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of
The short sleeve, crew-neck rompers, which come in white with pink flowers or white with
blue flowers, were available in three sizes: 12 months, 18 months, and 24 months. Three
shiny plastic buttons on the front of the garments each measure approximately .5 inch in
diameter. Sewn-in tags in the neck of the rompers read in part, "YOUNG CLASSICS (TM)
60% COTTON 40% POLYESTER RN # 42000 BANGLADESH." The style number 1832 appears on the
rompers' hang tags.
Kmart stores sold the rompers nationwide for $6.99 from January 1996 through April 1996
under the Young Classics label in the Kidsworld department.
Consumers should return the rompers to any Kmart store for a full refund. For more
information about this recall, consumers should contact Kmart at their toll-free customer
service line at (800) 63KMART. Consumers can also contact any Kmart store for more
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