Toddler Pants Sets Sold Exclusively at Meijer Stores Recalled for Choking Hazard

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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 8, 2007
Release #07-100
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (212) 736-4848
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Toddler Pants Sets Sold Exclusively at Meijer Stores Recalled for Choking Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. Name of product: Toddler Pants Sets

Units: About 1,800

Manufacturer: G & W Industries Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The zipper pull on the jacket can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: G & W Industries has received one report of a zipper pull detaching into the hands of a toddler. No injuries have been reported.

Description: This recall involves “Little Lass” toddler pants sets sold with a velour jacket and pants, and a tee-shirt. The sets were sold in red and black, and have the words, “Snow Angel” printed on the front of the jacket. Sizes included in the recall are 2T, 3T and 4T.

Sold at: Meijer Stores nationwide from October 2006 through December 2006 for about $20.

Manufactured in: Philippines

Remedy: Consumers should immediately return the recalled pants sets to the nearest Meijer Store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact G & W Industries collect at (212) 736-4848 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Picture of Recalled Toddler Pants Set Picture of Recalled Toddler Pants Set

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