December 20, 1996
Release # 97-050
|CPSC: Jane Francis
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC and Levi Strauss Announce Infant and
Toddler Koverall and Shortall Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Levi Strauss & Co. of SanFrancisco, Calif.,
is voluntarily recalling about 3,000 Little Levi's Koveralls and Shortalls. The snap
fasteners on the inside legs of these garments may separate, creating a potential choking
risk to children.
CPSC and Levi Strauss are not aware of any injuries involving these garments. This recall
is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The recalled Little Levi's brand Koveralls and Shortalls styled for boys in sizes 12 to 24
months and 2T to 4T were all sold in indigo denim with product codes: 29028-2891 and
22028-2891 (Koveralls) and 22020-2891 and 29020-2891 (Shortalls). Koveralls is a youth
version of traditional adult overalls and Shortalls is a short pant length version.
Levi Strauss is also recalling infant sizes 12 to 24 months of its Levi's brand Girlswear
Koveralls and Shortalls with product codes: 38806-0817 and 38806-0881 (Koveralls) and
39867-0881, 39867-0817, and 39867-9281 (Shortalls). The girls garments were sold in
stonebleach denim, pink twill, or pink check fabric with an elastic back. The product
codes are located on the back of the care label sewn in an inside seam of each garment.
Retail stores sold the garments nationwide beginning in November 1996.
Consumers should immediately stop using these garments and return them to the store where
purchased for a full refund. Consumers with questions about the recall may call Levi
Strauss & Co. at 1-(800)USA-LEVI, or write to the company at: Levi's Plaza, P.O. Box
7215, San Francisco, Calif. 94120.
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