July 9, 1996
Release # 96-162
(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
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.
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