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April 7, 1999

Release # 99-089a
CONTACT: Kim Dulic
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183

CPSC, Spiegel Catalog Inc. Announce Recall of Velvet Baby Garments

CPSC, Spiegel Catalog Inc. Announce Recall of Velvet Baby GarmentsGrove, IL (SafetyAlerts) - Spiegel Catalog Inc., of Downers is recalling about 4,200 baby garments made with navy-colored, stretch knit velvet material. The metal snaps can come off of these baby clothing items, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The clothing items are:

  • Baby cardigan with snap front; item number 82-5609. It sold for about $15.
  • Baby coveralls with long sleeves and snaps at shoulder, legs and crotch; item number 82-5604. It sold for about $20.
  • Long-sleeve baby tee with snaps at shoulder; item number 82-5610. It sold for about $13.

The garments' collar tags read "elements baby ... exclusively spiegel." Spiegel Ultimate Outlet stores, Spiegel Ultimate Outlet catalogs and elements exclusively Spiegel catalogs sold these garments from November 1998 through February 1999.

Spiegel is aware of five customers returning these garments because of snaps coming off. No injuries have been reported.

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled baby clothes, and return them to a Spiegel Ultimate Outlet store for a refund. For more information, call Spiegel at (800) 443-4856 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CDT 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