August 31, 1999
GUESS? Inc. Announces Recall of Liquid-Filled Bubble Patch Girls' T-Shirts

GUESS? Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif., is recalling about 78,000 liquid-filled bubble patch t-shirts. The liquid in the vinyl bubble patch contains a petroleum distillate. If the bubble patch is punctured or leaks, the petroleum distillate can be harmful if ingested.

These girls' t-shirts have vinyl bubble patches in three different shapes: a heart, a circle and a rectangle. The heart-shaped bubble measures about 4 inches by 3 inches, has the "GUESS girl!" logo in blue frost, blue bell or red, and contains liquid and glitter. The round- shaped bubble patch, about 4 inches in diameter, has a red heart inside the circle, and is surrounded by blue liquid with the GUESS logo. Two rectangular patches containing dual color liquid of both yellow and blue or purple and blue, with the GUESS logo in black lettering. All the logos are applied to the front of various colored t-shirts. The collar label reads, "GUESS? girls" or "GUESS USA." They were sold in girl's sizes small through extra large. GUESS? Inc. and other clothing stores nationwide sold the t-shirts from June 1997 through March 1999 for $10 to $26, depending on the style.

Consumers should immediately stop wearing these t-shirts, and return them to the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, call GUESS? at (800) 347-1466 between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PDT Monday through Friday, or write to GUESS? Inc., 1444 South Alameda St. Los Angeles, CA 90021, (ATTN: Customer Service Dept.).