January 14, 1999
Elegant Headwear Co. Announces Recall to Repair Infant and Toddler Hats

Elegant Headwear Co., of Elizabeth, NJ, is notifying consumers that 150,000 infant and toddler hats need to be repaired. The hats have a one-piece chinstrap. These one-piece chinstraps can lead to strangulation if they get caught on playground equipment, riding toys or other catch points.

The infant and toddler hats are knit. They are available in a variety of colors and styles. An inside tag reads in part, "100 percent Acrylic...Made in U.S.A....RN 36299 or RN 82864." Mass merchandisers and discount stores sold the infant and toddler hats from 1985 through 1998 for about $2 to $4.

Consumers should cut the one-piece chinstraps on the infant and toddler hats in half. Consumers should contact Elegant Headwear Company at (800) 689-9237 Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. EST if they have any questions about how to eliminate the potential strangulation hazard.