June 7, 2000
Federated Department Stores Announces Recall of Children's Robes
(Robes sold at Bloomingdale's, Burdines, Goldsmith's, Lazarus, Macy's, Rich's, and The Bon Marché)

Federated Department Stores Inc., of Cincinnati, Ohio, is recalling up to 50,000 children's robes purchased for use as sleepwear. These robes, when used as sleepwear, fail to meet federal flammability standards for children's sleepwear. The standards require sleepwear, including robes, to be flame resistant, and if the garment ignites, the flame must self-extinguish. Failure to meet the flammability standards presents a risk of serious burn injuries to children.

The recalled robes are made of 100 percent cotton terry cloth sold under the brand names Aegean, Baby Monarch, b kids, Charter Club, Club Room, and Jr. By Monarch. The robes are a wrap style with waist belt, two front patch pockets and a hood. They were sold in boys and girls sizes 12 months to 14 and in sizes small, medium, large and extra large. The robes come in a variety of colors and prints. The brand name, fabric content and size are on sewn-in on labels.

The robes were sold at the following stores from July 1995 through January 2000 for about $25 to $52.

Robes                            Where Sold
Club Room                                 Macy's
Charter Club                              Burdines, Goldsmith's, Lazarus, Macy's, Rich's, The Bon Marché
Agean                                        Bloomingdale's
Baby Monarch
b kids
Jr. By Monarch

Parents should immediately stop their children from wearing these robes and return the robes to the store where purchased for a full refund. Consumers should call Federated Department Stores at (800) 364- 6190 anytime for additional information.

Federated Department Stores Inc.
7 West 7th Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202
TEL: 513-579-7000