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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 30, 1999

Release # 99-133b
CPSC: Kim  Dulic
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1183

CPSC, Gymboree Corp. Announce Recall of Toddler Denim Jeans

Toddler Jeans RecallBurlingame, CA (SafetyAlerts) - Gymboree Corp. is voluntarily recalling about 7,000 toddler boys 5-pocket denim jeans. The waist snap on the jeans can come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Gymboree has received one report of the snap coming off these jeans, but there have been no reports of injuries.

These indigo-colored jeans were sold in children sizes small (2- 3), medium (3-4), large (4-5), XL (5-6) and XXL (6-7). A red and blue label on the jeans reads, "GYMSPORT," and "Made in Mexico."

Gymboree stores nationwide sold these jeans from March 1999 through June 1999 for about $19.

Consumers should return the jeans to a Gymboree store for a refund.

For more information, call Gymboree at (800) 558-9885 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PDT 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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