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July 27, 1999

Choking Incident Prompts Recall of Children's Garments with Ornamental Cherries

Choking Incident Prompts Recall of Children's GarmentsCUMBERLAND, Md. (SafetyAlerts) - Little Me, of  Cumberland, Md., is recalling approximately 7,200 newborn and infant garments described as Mini Fruit Girl's Rompers.

Little Me is aware of one incident in which a child started to choke on one of the ornamental cherries. It was pulled from the child's throat by the attached string.

According to the CPSC, the attached ornamental cherries on these garments pose a choking hazard to young children.

These 100 percent cotton garments have a white top and cherry print bottom, with white embroidered collar, and were sold with a floppy hat with cherry print material. The outfits have ornamental cherries attached to a string at the waist. They were sold in sizes 3M, 6M, 9M, 12M, 18M and 24M. The collar labels read, "Little Me," "MADE IN PHILIPPINES" and "RN 20864."

Major department and children clothing stores sold these garments from March 1999 through July 1999 for about $20 to $22.

Consumers should immediately stop using these garments, and should return them to Little Me for a refund and a voucher for a 30 percent rebate on a future Little Me purchase. For more information, call Little Me at (800) 843-8460, anytime, or visit the Little Me web site at

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call CPSC's hotline at (800) 638-2772 or CPSC's teletypewriter at (800) 638-8270. To order a press release through fax-on-demand, call (301) 504-0051 from the handset of your fax machine and enter the release number. Consumers can report product hazards to



The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.