August 16, 2001
"R" Us and Babies "R" Us, divisions of Toys "R"
Us Inc., of Paramus, N.J., are voluntarily recalling about 7,000 children's
cargo pants. The toggle on the pockets of the pants can break off, posing a
choking hazard to young children. Kids "R" Us has received one report
of a 9-month old boy who began to choke on a toggle that he removed from the
pants. The toggle was dislodged.
The recalled pants are navy, khaki, or stone with different color stitching around the pockets. The pants have an elastic waistband and an elastic draw-cord. A label on the rear inside seam reads "Koala Baby" or "Little Legends" and the care label reads in part "Made in Thailand." The pants were sold in both newborn and infant sizes. Kids "R" Us and Babies "R" Us stores nationwide and some Toys "R" Us stores sold these pants from June 2001 through July 2001 for about $10.
Consumers should immediately remove and discard the two toggles on the leg pockets. The pants then can be worn without the toggle. For more information on this recall contact Toys "R" Us at (888) 243-6337 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or log on to the company's web site at www.toysrus.com and select Kids "R" Us or Babies "R" Us for details on product recalls.