June 13, 2001

Gymboree Announces Recall of Baby Boy Bodysuits


The Gymboree Corp. (Gymboree®), of Burlingame, Calif., is voluntarily recalling about 5,500 Baby Boy Bodysuits. The wheel-shaped zipper pull can twist off and become a choking hazard to young children.

Gymboree has not received any reports of injuries. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury. The recalled baby bodysuits are short-sleeved, one-piece outfits for toddler’s sizes 0-3T. The bodysuits come in green and red, and have a wheel-shaped zipper pull. On the left arm of the outfit is a patch that says "1st Place Soap Box Derby." A white care label inside of the outfit reads, "Made in Thailand" and "2000 Gymboree." The Gymboree website and stores nationwide sold these bodysuits from March 2001 through May 2001 for about $17.

Consumers should stop using these outfits and return them to any Gymboree store for a full refund. For more information, call Gymboree toll-free at (800) 222-7758 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or log on to the company's website at www.gymboree.com. Gymboree Media Contact: Jordan Goldstein (650) 696-2933