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May 31, 2001

Saks Recalls Reversible Boys Vests

Saks Recalls Reversible Boys VestsBirmingham, AL (SafetyAlerts) -  In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Saks Incorporated is voluntarily recalling about 14,500 boys' vests. The elastic toggle cord on the end of the zipper pulls can loosen and come off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Saks has received one report of a toggle coming off. No injuries have been reported. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.

The recalled vests are red nylon/blue fleece reversible zippered vests sold in toddler sizes 2T through 4T. They were sold under the URIT and Parisian Kids brands. The zipper pulls have black and white checkered elastic toggles on the ends. There is a front zipper and three pocket zippers. Labels sewn into the front side pocket read in part "Parisian kids" or "URIT" and "MADE IN KOREA SEE REVERSE FOR CARE."

Department stores including, Parisian, Carson Pirie Scott, Younkers, McRae's, Proffitt's, Bergner's, Herberger's and Boston Store nationwide sold the vests from July 2000 through January 2001 for about $24.

Consumers should stop using the vest immediately and return the vest to any Saks store for a refund. For more information on this recall, contact CPSC at (800) 638-2772 anytime.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers May 31, 2001.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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