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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.

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