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November 24, 2003

CPSC, The May Department Stores Co. Announces Recall of Girls' Hooded Fleece Jackets

The following product safety recall was conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Girls' Hooded Fleece Jackets

Units: 57,660

Manufacturer: The May Department Stores Co., of St. Louis, Mo.

Hazard: The zipper pull could detach from these jackets, posing a possible choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: These girls' hooded fleece jackets have either the brand name "Just Friends" or "Angel Fish" sewn on the inside collar. "Just Friends" also is written on the right pocket. The jackets are 80 percent cotton and 20 percent polyester. Jackets with style number 60103 were sold in girl sizes 4-6X in pink, green, blue and lilac. Jackets with style number 60104 were sold in girl sizes 4-6X sold in lilac, melon and turquoise. Jackets with style number 70103 were sold in toddler sizes 2- 4 in pink, mint green and lilac. The style number can be found on the jackets' hang tag.

Sold At: May Department Stores Co. department stores, including Lord & Taylor (which sold the "Angel Fish" brand exclusively), Filene's/Kaufmann's, Robinsons-May/Meier & Frank, Hecht's/Strawbridge's, Foley's, Famous-Barr/L.S. Ayres/The Jones Store, from July 2003 through October 2003 for about $13.

Manufactured In: Singapore.

Remedy: Return the jacket to the store where purchased for a refund or store credit.

Consumer Contact: For more information, call the May Department Stores Co. at (314) 342-6468 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.

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