November 20, 2000L.L. Bean Inc. Recalls Toddlers'
ME (SafetyAlerts) - L.L. Bean Inc.
said today it is voluntarily recalling about 2,000 pairs of fleece slippers. The drawcord
around the ankle of these slippers can break and release the toggle used to tighten the
drawcord. The toggle presents a choking hazard to young children. L.L. Bean has received
one report of a 12 month-old baby pulling the toggle off of his slipper. No injuries were
The Snuggle-Up slippers are made of red, blue or aqua fleece fabric, and have a suede
sole. The drawcord around the ankle has a barrel toggle to tighten the slipper to adjust
the fit. An "LL Bean" fabric label is sewn below the drawcord on the rear of the
slipper. "L.L. Bean®" and "MADE IN CHINA" are written on the sole of
the slippers. They were sold in sizes XXS (3.5 to 5.5) and XS (6 to 8).
The L.L. Kids Store in Freeport, Maine, the L.L. Bean Store in McLean, Va., and the L.L.
Bean catalogs and web site sold the slippers nationwide from August 2000 through October
2000 for about $18.
Consumers should take these slippers away from young children immediately, and return them
to L.L. Bean for an exchange or refund. For more information, call L.L. Bean at (800)
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