April 7, 1999
Spiegel Catalog Announces Recall of Velvet Baby Garments

Navy Velvet Baby Garments - Spiegel Catalog Inc., of Downers Grove, Ill., is recalling about 4,200 baby garments made with navy-colored, stretch knit velvet material. The metal snaps can come off of these baby clothing items, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The clothing items are: Baby cardigan with snap front; item number 82-5609. It sold for about $15. Baby coveralls with long sleeves and snaps at shoulder, legs and crotch; item number 82-5604. It sold for about $20. Long-sleeve baby tees with snaps at shoulder; item number 82-5610. It sold for about $13.The garments' collar tags read "elements baby ... exclusively Spiegel." Spiegel Ultimate Outlet stores, Spiegel Ultimate Outlet catalogs and elements exclusively Spiegel catalogs sold these garments from November 1998 through February 1999.

Consumers should immediately stop using these recalled baby clothes, and return them to a Spiegel Ultimate Outlet store for a refund. For more information, call Spiegel at (800) 443-4856 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CDT Monday through Friday.