November 20, 2000
L.L. Bean Inc. Announces Recall of Toddlers' Slippers

L.L. Bean Inc., of Freeport, Maine, is voluntarily recalling about 2,000 pairs of fleece slippers. The drawcord around the ankle of these slippers can break and release the toggle used to tighten the drawcord. The toggle presents a choking hazard to young children. L.L. Bean has received one report of a 12 month-old baby pulling the toggle off of his slipper.

The Snuggle-Up slippers are made of red, blue or aqua fleece fabric, and have a suede sole. The drawcord around the ankle has a barrel toggle to tighten the slipper to adjust the fit. An "LL Bean" fabric label is sewn below the drawcord on the rear of the slipper. "L.L. Bean®" and "MADE IN CHINA" are written on the sole of the slippers. They were sold in sizes XXS (3.5 to 5.5) and XS (6 to 8). The L.L. Kids Store in Freeport, Maine, the L.L. Bean Store in McLean, Va., and the L.L. Bean catalogs and web site sold the slippers nationwide from August 2000 through October 2000 for about $18.

Consumers should take these slippers away from young children immediately, and return them to L.L. Bean for an exchange or refund. For more information, call L.L. Bean at (800) 555-9717 anytime.