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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 1997

Release # 98-027
CPSC: Nychelle Fleming
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1192

CPSC, Kid's Patrol Announce Recall of Zippered Vest

CPSC, Kid's Patrol Announce Recall of Zippered VestWASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kid's Patrol of New York, N.Y., is recalling about 12,000 Athletic Team zippered vests sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores. The zipper "pulls" can slide off the top of the vest and become a choking hazard to young children.

CPSC and Kid's Patrol are not aware of any injuries involving these vests. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The Athletic Team vests are blue with red and white trim, and were sold as part of a three-piece set that included a sweatshirt and sweatpants. There is a logo on the chest of the vest that shows a football and the words, "ATHLETIC TEAM." The vests are a cotton/polyester blend, made in Thailand, and produced in 12-month, 18-month and 24-month sizes.

Wal-Mart stores nationwide sold the vests from June 1997 through October 1997. The three-piece set sold for about $11.

Consumers should stop using the vest immediately and return the vest or three-piece set to any Wal-Mart store for a refund or store credit. For more information on this recall, consumers should contact Kid's Patrol toll free at (800) 562-5373 beteween 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

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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