December 23, 2002Kohl's Department Stores Has Recalled
Children's Fleece Pant Sets
Falls, WI (SafetyAlerts)
- Kohl's Department Stores Inc. has recalled
about 9,600 children's fleece, two-piece pant sets. Small pieces of fabric
at the end of the sleeves, along the hem and on the pockets of the tops can
be torn off easily, posing a choking hazard.
Kohl's Department Stores Inc. has received two reports of young children
putting torn pieces of fabric in their mouths. One child reportedly began to
choke on a piece of material.
The recall includes the First Moments- or Second Step-brand two-piece pants
set. The brand name is written on a label inside the tops of the set. The
set's pink fleece top has two patch pockets and the cotton pants have a pink
floral print. The set came in sizes 3 months to 24 months. The set has a
cut-out floral pattern in the fabric at the end of the sleeves, along the
hem of the top and along the top of each pocket. The part of the fabric
subject to the cutting has been weakened and tears easily from the rest of
Kohl's Department Stores sold the pant set nationwide from September 2002
through early November 2002 for about $18.
Consumers should stop using the set immediately and return it to the store
where purchased for a refund. For more information, call Kohl's toll-free at
(800) 694-2647 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.