April 19, 2001Disney Store Recalls Children's
Glendale, CA (SafetyAlerts)
- The Disney Store, of Glendale Calif., said today it is recalling about 54,000 Princess
Ariel (The Little Mermaid) costumes. Fabric used in these costumes can ignite readily and
presents a serious risk of burn injuries in violation of the Federal Flammable Fabrics
Act, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).
CPSC and Disney are aware of two reports of costumes igniting, resulting in one burn
injury to a 4-year-old girl.
The Princess Ariel costume has a green skirt with two layers of netting on top and a
sequined purple metallic bodice with a picture of Ariel. The costumes were sold in youth
sizes 2-4, 4-6X and 8-10. The neckline labels read "The Disney Store."
The Disney Store sold the costumes for Halloween from July 2000 through October 2000. The
Disney Store catalog and DisneyStore.com sold the costumes from July 2000 through January
2001. The costumes sold for about $29.
Consumers should stop wearing these costumes immediately, and return them to any Disney
Store or to the Disney Store catalog for a refund and a $10 gift certificate. For more
information, call Disney at (800) 328-5902 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through
Friday, or e-mail the company at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The recall does not include Princess Ariel costumes sold before July 2000. The earlier
Ariel costume was a mermaid fin-like costume with a knee-length, sequined skirt.
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