April 27, 2005
J.C. Penney Corp. Announces Recall of Children’s Bodysuits
Name of Product: Okie Dokie® Striped Bodysuits with Puffy Appliqué
Units: 228,818 (56,922 newborn-size and 171,896 infant size)
Importer/Manufacturer: J.C. Penney Corp., of Plano, Texas
Hazard: The appliqué can detach from the garment, posing a choking hazard to young children.
Description: The multicolored bodysuits are 100 percent cotton and have a heat-sealed appliqué on the front. An appliqué is also attached to the side. The bodysuits were sold in newborn sizes (0 to 9 months) and infant sizes (12 to 24 months). “Okie Dokie” is sewn in the neckline and state “Made in China.”
Sold at: J.C. Penney stores and Web site from October 2004 through February 2005 for about $6.
Manufactured in: China.
Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled bodysuits immediately and return them to any J.C. Penney store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Contact J.C. Penney toll-free at (888) 333-6063 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at www.jcpenney.com