Choking Risks Prompt American Eagle Outfitters to Recall Toddler Girl Garments

12/09/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, US // Sandra Quinlan // Sandra Quinlan

Pittsburgh, PA—American Eagle Outfitters Inc., in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, voluntarily recalled toddler girl pants and shorts due to choking hazards associated with them. The CPSC announced the recall, which affects about 1,200 units, on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010.

While no injuries or adverse events have been reported as of yet, Pittsburgh-based American Eagle Outfitters initiated the recall upon discovering that the metal clasp on the garment’s waistband can potentially separate from the clothing. The defect leaves young children susceptible to choking risks.

According to the CPSC news release, “This recall involves toddler girl pants, jeans and shorts sold in various styles. The style number is printed on a sewn-in label located under the care/content label on the inside of the waistband. The garments were sold in sizes 12-18 months through 5 years.”

The following style numbers are affected by the recall:

• Garment: Skinny Cord

Style Number: 3007

• Garment: Boyfriend Vintage Wash

Style Number: 3012

• Garment: Cut Off Bermuda Short

Style Number: 3013

• Garment: Flare Vintage Blue Wash

Style Number: 3029

• Garment: Flare LT Wash

Style Number: 3030

• Garment: Flare Rip and Repair

Style Number: 3034

• Garment: Roll Cuff Bermuda Short

Style Number: 3035

The potentially hazardous toddler girl garments were made available for purchase at 77kids by American Eagle stores nationwide and online at from July 2010 through August 2010. Prices ranged from $24 to $34.

Consumers have been urged to confiscate the recalled pants and shorts from children and return them to the nearest 77kids by American Eagle store to receive a full reimbursement.

Individuals who purchased the risky garments online are expected to receive a postage-paid envelope, which will include instructions on how to return the product for a full refund.

Consumers with questions and/or concerns are advised to contact American Eagle Outfitters toll-free at (888) 307-3672 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, or visit the company’s Web site at

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