January 11, 2000
L.L. Bean Inc. Announces Recall of Children's Overalls

L.L. Bean Inc., of Freeport, Maine, is recalling about 7,700 children's overalls. Snaps on these overalls can detach from the garments, posing a choking hazard to young children.

There are two styles of overalls included in this recall. The traditional blue denim overalls have a full snap crotch, a pocket on the bib, two front pockets and two back pockets. The sewn-in label reads "0DB48," the size, "made in China," and "100% Cotton." They were sold in sizes 6 months through 4T. The other styles of overalls, the lined woodland overalls, are made of cotton twill lined with red check flannel. They have a full snap crotch, a front zipper, a small pocket on the left front, two pockets in the rear, and an applique of a bear and pine tree. They come in red, navy and green. The sewn-in label reads "0HS39," the size, "Made in China," and "100% Cotton." They were sold in sizes 6 months through 3T. L.L. Bean sold these overalls nationwide in their catalogs and on their web site, and in L.L. Bean stores in Maine, New Hampshire, Delaware and Oregon from January through December 1999 for $20 to $26.

Consumers should immediately stop using these overalls, and return them to L.L. Bean for a refund. For more information, call L.L. Bean at (800) 555-9717 anytime or go to their web site at www.llbean.com.

L.L. Bean Inc.
15 Casco Street
Freeport, ME 04033-0001
TEL: 207-865-4761