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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 28, 1997

Release # 97-130
CPSC: Nychelle White
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192

CPSC, Little Laura of California Inc. Announce Recall of Infants' Garments

CPSC, Little Laura of California Inc. Announce Recall of Infants' GarmentsWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Little Laura of California Inc. of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling about 2,000 Sweet Suzana brand infants' shirt-and-pant sets. The shirts have tulip-shaped buttons that can break apart, presenting a choking hazard to young children.

CPSC and Little Laura of California Inc. are not aware of any injuries involving these garments. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The shirt-and-pant set is available in sizes 12, 18, and 24 months. The set includes a white and pink checked pant and a white short sleeve shirt with a white and pink checked collar. The front of the shirt is decorated with pink and green vinyl tulip appliqu├ęs and pink and green tulip buttons. The shirt has two sewn-in labels at the neck. One label reads in part, "50% cotton...50% polyester...RN#41601...MADE IN U.S.A." The other label displays the "Sweet Suzana" trademark.

Kids R Us stores nationwide sold the garments from January 1997 through March 1997 for about $14.

Consumers should stop using these garments immediately and return them to the nearest Kids R Us store for a full refund. For more information about this recall, consumers should call Little Laura of California Inc. at (800) 213-1994, extension 233. The number is operational 24 hours a day.

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 info@cpsc.gov.

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