April 27, 2000
Healthtex Announces Recall of Baby Garments

Healthtex, a division of VF Playwear Inc., of Greensboro, NC, is recalling about 260,000 of its baby garments. Snaps on these garments can detach, posing a choking hazard to babies. Healthtex has received 10 reports of snaps detaching from the baby garments.

These garments were sold under the Healthtex® and Little Impressions® labels in size newborn to 24 months. There are 58 different styles included in this recall. Style numbers are located on the back of the neck tag or inside seam. Call the company to see if your garment is part of the recall. The garments were sold as one-piece and two-piece infant garments with long sleeves and full crotch snaps for boys and girls. The male portion of the snap can be identified by the name "SNAPET" stamped inside. The garments were sold in various colors and prints including pastels, stripes and plaids. Writing on the collar labels includes, "MADE IN THAILAND," and "100% Cotton." Department stores and children's specialty stores nationwide as well as the Healthtex web site sold these clothes from May 1999 through December 1999 for between $12 and $30.

Consumers should stop using these baby garments immediately and return them to the store where purchased for a refund or exchange. Consumers also can return garments directly to the manufacturer. For more information, call VF Playwear Recall Hotline (800) 554-7637 between the hours of 8am to 8pm Monday through Friday ET or write to VF Playwear, 310 Rockingham Drive, Reidsville, NC 27320. Consumers also can go to the company's web site at www.healthtex.com.
VF Playwear Contact: John Martin (336) 424-1025

Here are the style numbers involved:
AC1150W, AD0150W, EC1000M, HS3195N, HS3297Y, AC0150W, AS2225B, EC0000W, HS4299N, HS2196G, AX0150W, AS1225F, HS3199P, HS3197F, HS3298P, AC2150W AC2226B, HS3196R, HS2299N, HS4295G ,AX2150W ,AS1102F, HS3296N, HS3299R, HS2296P, AH0151W AS2100B, HS1196R, HS4297N, HS4298B, AC2225B, AD2150W, HS1199P, HS1299R, HS2298B, AT1150M, AC2100B, HS4296P, HS2198C HS1297Y, AC1225F, AS1226F, HS4197N, HS2197N, HS1298P, AH1150W, AH2150B, HS4198C, HS1198F, HS2297N, AC1226F, EC1000F HS1197F, HS1296N, AD1150W, EC2000B, HS4196G, HS2295G.

VF Playwear Inc.
2303 W. Meadowview Road #200
Greeesboro, NC 27407-3703
TEL: 336-316-1000