Choking Hazard: Infant onesies and rompers recalled by Kiwi Industries, CPSC
06/18/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley
Albuquerque, NM– About 450 infant onesies and rompers have been voluntarily recalled by Holtrop & Mclndoo LLC dba Kiwi Industries and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) over choking hazards. The CPSC announced the recall on June 17, 2010, which advises consumers to stop using the products immediately.
The recall was initiated after discovering that the snaps on the onesies and rompers can separate from the garment, which posses a choking hazard to young children. There have been two reports of the snaps detaching, but no injuries have been reported.
The CPSC press release stated, “The onesies and rompers were sold in eight colors and prints: eggplant with kiwi green binding, floral print with eggplant binding, kiwi green with eggplant binding, pacific blue with kiwi green binding, crisscross print and kiwi green with pacific blue binding. The onesies were sold in sizes 0 to 3 months up to 12 to 18 months. The rompers were sold in sizes 0 to 3 months up to 18 to 24 months. ‘Kiwi industries’ is printed on a tag sewn inside the garment’s collar.”
The recalled products were sold at children’s specialty stores across the U.S. from March 2010 through May 2010. The garments were sold for between $24 and $28.
Consumers are advised to contact Kiwi Industries for an exchange. Kiwi Industries will provide a postage-free package for the return of the recalled product.
For further information, consumers can contact Kiwi Industries at (877) 509-4891 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit their Web site at www.kiwiindustries.com. Consumers can also email the firm at [email protected]
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