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July 9, 1996

Release # 96-162
CPSC: Nychelle   White
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192

CPSC, Catton Brothers Corp. Announce Recall of Minnie Mouse Nautical Outfits

WASHINGTON, D.C. -In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Catton Brothers of New York is recalling about 29,400 infant and toddler girl's Minnie Mouse nautical outfits. A small cloth loop on a bow around the neckline can slide off, presenting a choking hazard to infants.

Catton Brothers is aware of one incident in which the cloth loop detached from the garment. CPSC and Catton Brothers are not aware of any injuries involving the nautical outfits.

The outfits were available in four styles. The knit dress with leggings (style 16500), infant dress (style 18500), and toddler dress (style 19500) each have embroidered appliques of Minnie Mouse on the front. The short set (style 17214H) features a beach scene with Minnie Mouse on the front. All the outfits have long sailor ties at the neckline, which are held together with small, beige fabric loops that read "Minnie Mouse" in red lettering. The dresses and dress with leggings each have a sewn-in label which reads in part, "MICKEY'S STUFF for kids ... Catton Brothers...70% Cotton/30% Polyester...Made in Thailand...." The short set has a label that reads in part, "Catton Brothers...60% Cotton/40% Polyester...Made in Hong Kong...."

Independent retailers sold the garments nationwide from November 1995 through April 1996 for between $10 and $14.

Consumers should stop using the recalled garments immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Catton Brothers Corporation at (800) 357-6343.

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