October, 24 2001
Disney Store Recalls Children's Costumes
Note: This is a re-issue of a previous
- The Disney Store is recalling
Princess Ariel (The Little Mermaid) costumes. Fabric used in these costumes
can ignite readily and presents a serious risk of burn injuries in violation
of the Federal Flammable Fabrics Act.
Disney is aware of two reports of costumes igniting, resulting in one burn
injury to a 4-year-old girl.
The Princess Ariel costume has a green skirt with two layers of netting on
top and a sequined purple metallic bodice with a picture of Ariel. The
costumes were sold in youth sizes 2-4, 4-6X and 8-10. The neckline labels
read "The Disney Store."
The Disney Store sold the costumes for Halloween from July 2000 through
October 2000. The Disney Store catalog and DisneyStore.com sold the costumes
from July 2000 through January 2001. The costumes sold for about $29.
Consumers should stop wearing these costumes immediately, and return them to
any Disney Store or to the Disney Store catalog for a refund and a $10 gift
certificate. For more information, call Disney at (800) 328-5902 between 8
a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or e-mail the company at
The recall does not include Princess Ariel costumes sold before July 2000.
The earlier Ariel costume was a mermaid fin-like costume with a knee-length,