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December 9, 1999

Gap Inc. Recalls Flammable Children's Pajamas

Full refund and $10.00 gift certificate offered for the return of one of the recalled garments

Gap Inc. Recalls Flammable Children's PajamasSan Francisco, CA (SafetyAlerts) - Gap Inc. is voluntarily recalling about 231,000 children's pajamas sold at Gap and Old Navy stores. The pajama sets fail to meet federal children's sleepwear flammability standards. The standards require sleepwear to be flame-resistant, and if the fabric ignites, the flame must self-extinguish. Failure to meet the flammability standards presents a risk of serious burns to children.

Gap Inc. has not received any reports of injuries related to these pajama sets. Gap Inc. is voluntarily conducting this recall to help prevent the possibility of injury. All recalled pajamas have been removed from store shelves.

The six different styles of pajamas being recalled are all made with 100 percent polyester fabric. The pajamas have style numbers 353558, 353554, 733002, 733032, 466291 and 67060. The style numbers are located on labels sewn into the side seams or collar of the garments.

Style 353558 are two-piece, front-button style with long sleeves and long pants. These flannel pajama sets come in yellow with penguin print or navy blue with bear print. The sets are labeled "Gap," and "100% polyester." They were sold in sizes 2 through 14.

Style 353554 are two-piece, front-button style with long sleeves and long pants. These fleece pajama sets come in white, blue and pink with a snowflake print. The sets are labeled "Gap," and " 100% polyester." They were sold in sizes 2 through 14.

Style 733002 are one-piece, footed, zipper-front style with long sleeves. These fleece pajamas come in blue with a white snowflake print. The pajamas are labeled, "baby GAP," and "100% polyester." There were sold in infant and toddler sizes XS through 4XL.

Style 733032 are one-piece, footed, zipper-front style with long sleeves. These fleece pajamas come in black and white pony print and a cheetah print. The pajamas are labeled "babyGap," and "100% polyester." They were sold in infant and toddler sizes XS through 4XL.

Style 466291 are one-piece, footed, zipper-front style with long sleeves. These fleece pajamas come in navy with a white star print. The pajamas are labeled "babyGap," and "100% polyester." There were sold in infant and toddler sizes XS through 3XL.

Style 674060 are two-piece, front button top with long sleeve, long pants. The sets come in lavender or blue with white piping around the pant cuff with a shirt that has piping around the collar, front placket and cuff. The pajamas are labeled "Old Navy," and 100% polyester." They were sold in infant size 6-12 months through toddler size 2T-3T.

Gap Inc. Recalls Flammable Children's Pajamas

GapKids, babyGap, Gap Outlet and Old Navy stores nationwide sold these pajamas from August 1999 through December 1999 for between $20 and $39.

Today's recall announcement is the re-issuance of the recall of the pajama sets announced December 2, 1999 by Gap Inc., and includes five additional style pajama sets that were tested and failed the federal flammability standard.

Parents and caregivers should immediately stop allowing children to wear these pajamas and return them to any Gap or Old Navy location for a refund and a $10 gift certificate.

For more information, consumers should call Gap Inc. at (800) GAPSTYLE or (800) OLD NAVY between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or go to their web site at The Gap. com or www.oldnavy.com.

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