January 04, 2000
Nordstrom Inc. Announces Recall of Infant and Girls' Sweatshirts

Nordstrom Inc., of Seattle, Wash., is recalling about 5,300 infant and girls' sweatshirts. Zipper pulls on these sweatshirts can detach from the garments, posing a choking hazard to young children. Nordstrom is aware of one incident in which an infant choked on the zipper pull, but suffered no permanent injuries.

The recalled garments are cotton/polyester blend, long-sleeve, half-zipper sweatshirts with a heart-shaped zipper pull. They are pink or blue, and sold in infant size 6 months through big girl size 16. These sweatshirts have collar labels reading, "Baby N" or "N Kids." Nordstrom stores nationwide sold these sweatshirts in December 1999 for between $22 and $28.

Consumers should stop wearing these sweatshirts immediately, and return them to any Nordstrom store for a refund. For more information, call Nordstrom at (800) 695-8000 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. any day of the week. Nordstrom Contact: Brooke White (206) 373-3030