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July 29, 1999

CPSC, Shopko Stores Inc. Announce Recall of Infant Garments

CPSC, Shopko Stores Inc. Announce Recall of Infant GarmentsGreen Bay, WI - (SafetyAlerts) Shopko Stores Inc., is recalling approximately 68,000 Peek-A-Babe newborn and infant "creepers," a short- sleeved body suit with two snaps at the left shoulder and three snaps at the crotch. The snaps can detach, posing a choking hazard to children.

CPSC and Shopko Stores are not aware of any reports of injuries from these creepers. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

These 100 percent cotton creepers were sold in sizes "0-3M" to 24M. The boys' creepers were made in solid and striped knit fabrics. The girls' creepers were made in various pastel shades of pointelle knit fabric, with a satin bow attached to the neck and an embroidered figure, such as a butterfly or heart, below the bow. Writing on the collar labels includes, "MADE IN HONG KONG."

Shopko stores nationwide sold these garments from December 1998 to June 1999 for $4 to $6.

Consumers should immediately stop using these garments, and return them to Shopko for a refund. For more information, call Shopko at (800) 791-7333 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday CDT, or visit the Shopko website at

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



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