February 3, 2000
Shopko Stores Inc. Announces Recall of Baby Garments

Shopko Stores Inc. of Green Bay, Wis. is recalling approximately 9,800 Peek-A-Babe baby garments. The rose-shaped buttons on these garments can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

These are one-piece coveralls, and two-piece, babydoll-style top and legging sets. These 100 percent cotton garments were sold in sizes 0-3M to 24M. Writing on the collar labels includes, "MADE IN CHINA" and "Peek-A-Babe." The tops of the coveralls are made of plush, peach-colored knit fabric, with cream-colored collars and sleeve edges. The coverall tops have three cream-colored, rose-shaped buttons attached to the center front, from the neck to the waist, and are embroidered with a cream-colored rose. The bottoms of the coveralls have eight snaps at the crotch, and are printed with peach- and purple-colored roses, and peach-colored dots, on a cream-colored knit fabric.

The babydoll tops are made of plush, cream-colored knit fabric, with peach-colored collars and sleeve edges. The tops have three peach- colored, rose-shaped buttons attached to the center front, from the neck to the waist, and are decorated with six peach-colored rosettes along the front waist. Leggings sold with these tops have purple, lavender and peach stripes on a cream-colored knit fabric. Shopko stores nationwide sold these garments from June 1999 through October 1999 for between $8 and $15.

Consumers should immediately stop using these garments, and return them to Shopko for a refund. For more information, call Shopko at (800) 791- 7333 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday CT, or visit the Shopko website at www.shopko.com.

Shopko Stores Inc.
700 Pilgrim Way
Green Bay, WI 54304-5276
TEL: 920-497-2211