January 29, 2001                  

Carter'sŪ Announces Recall to Repair Infant Jumpsuits


The William Carter Co. (Carter'sŪ), of Morrow, Ga., is voluntarily recalling about 600,000 infant jumpsuits for repair. A ribbon that runs through the zipper pull-tab can detach, resulting in a potential choking hazard.

Carter'sŪ received four reports of children detaching the ribbons, putting them in their mouths, and starting to gag or choke.
The recalled infant jumpsuits have a 6-inch long satin ribbon tied through the zipper pull-tab. The ribbons are solid in color or have "Carter's" printed on them. Recalled models are either 100 percent cotton interlock jumpsuits with a teddy bear, bunny or puppy embroidery design on the front; or cotton/polyester blend velour jumpsuits with a teddy bear or bunny embroidery design on the front. The jumpsuits were sold in sizes Small (0-3 months), Medium (3-6 months), and Large (6-9 months). Outlet, department and specialty stores nationwide sold these jumpsuits from May 2000 through December 2000 for $14 to $20.

Consumers should immediately remove and discard the ribbon. The garment then can be worn without the ribbon. For more information, consumers should call Carter's toll-free at (888) 339-2129 anytime or visit their website at www.carters.com.