July 27, 1999
Choking Incident Prompts Recall of Children's Garments with
(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 www.littleme.com/productrecall/index.html.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.