Today a recall was issued for these infant overalls here in Atlanta and all across the nation for inferior snaps that could become detached, and the infant could choke on them. Most folks who have been around babies for any length of time know how they like to chew on things; and their clothing is no exception.
This recall is just another in a long line of clothing, baby equipment, and toys imported into this country which has could be hazardous for our little ones. This time they were made in India.
Parents should also be warned about fabric from India being flammable. They use some kind of refined, very fine, cotton which catches fire easily. While that is not part of this recall warning, it can happen as reported on other items from India.
Information on these particular overalls. Photo shows red; but they also come in brown. See link below for expanded recall and photo of both pairs.
Units: About 8,300 units in the United States and 2,000 in Canada
Distributor: Lollytogs Ltd., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The overalls have snaps that could come loose and pose a choking hazard to young children.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves infants’ Carhartt® overalls with style numbers GG8500 (100% cotton canvas) and GG8501 (100% cotton knit). The overalls were sold in brown or red in infant sizes 3, 6, 9, 12, 18 and 24 months. The Carhartt logo is sewn on the front of the garment and the style numbers can be found on the sewn-in label hanging from the sleeve.
Sold at: Retailers nationwide from February 2010 through July 2010 for about $25.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the overalls away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or store credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Lollytogs at (800) 637-9035 between
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.ltapparelcom.
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml11/11014.html
CPSC is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx.