February 12, 2002
OshKosh B'Gosh Has Recalled Newborn Girls'
Oshkosh, WI (SafetyAlerts)
- OshKosh B'Gosh, Inc. has recalled
about 21,800 OshKosh B'Gosh newborn girls' garments. The fabric, heat-sealed
flowers on the front of the garments can detach after washing, posing a
choking hazard to young children.
OshKosh B'Gosh has received one report of a 6-month-old child who began to
choke on one of the detached flowers that had separated from the garment. It
was removed from the child's throat without injury.
The recall includes two separate garments sold as sets. One garment is a
lavender colored velour jumpsuit with a floral printed rib knit top. The
other garment is a lavender colored French terry and velour top with printed
rib knit bottom. Only jumpsuits with style numbers 516-8240 and 516-8340 and
top and bottom sets with style numbers 516-8241 and 516-8341 are included in
the recall. Both garments have felt fabric flowers on the front bodice. The
jumpsuit has one large purple flower and two teal colored leaves on the
front. The top has one large purple flower and two small blue flowers on
each side. A label sewn on the inside neck of the garments reads in part
"Baby OshKosh B'Gosh®," and "Made in Malaysia." Both garments were sold in
sizes 0-3, 3-6, and 6-9 months.
OshKosh B'Gosh and department stores nationwide sold these garments from
August 2001 through December 2001 for about $38.
Consumers should stop using these garments immediately and return them to
OshKosh B'Gosh for a refund. Contact OshKosh B'Gosh at (800) 282-4674
between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. CT Monday through Friday for return
instructions. Consumers can also visit the OshKosh B'Gosh web site at