April 27, 2000
Healthtex® and Little Impressions® Infant Garments Recalled
Greensboro, NC (SafetyAlerts) - In cooperation with the
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Healthtex, a division of VF Playwear Inc.,
is recalling about 260,000 of its baby garments. Snaps on these garments can detach,
posing a choking hazard to babies.
CPSC and Healthtex have received 10 reports of
snaps detaching from the baby garments. No injuries have been reported.
These garments were sold under the Healthtex® and
Little Impressions® labels in sizes newborn to 24 months. There are 58 different styles
included in this recall. Style numbers are located on the back of the neck tag or inside
The garments were sold as one-piece and two-piece
infant garments with long sleeves and full crotch snaps for boys and girls. The male
portion of the snap can be identified by the name "SNAPET" stamped inside. The
garments were sold in various colors and prints including pastels, stripes and plaids.
Writing on the collar labels includes, "MADE IN THAILAND," and "100%
The recall affects the following style numbers:
Department stores and children's
specialty stores nationwide as well as the Healthtex web site sold these clothes from May
1999 through December 1999 for between $12 and $30.
Consumers should stop using these baby garments
immediately. Recalled garments should be returned to the store where purchased or
consumers also can return garments directly to the manufacturer.
For more information, call (800) 554-7637 between
the hours of 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday ET or write to VF Playwear, 310 Rockingham
Drive, Reidsville, NC 27320. Consumers also can go to the company's web site at:
to see the styles and style numbers included in this recall.
Notice of this product warning was sent via email
to SafeMail subscribers April 27,
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