February 5, 2004


Meijer Distribution Announces Recall of Children’s Jackets

Name of product: Kids Falls Creek PU Jacket with Polar Fleece in Hood

Units: 58,000

Manufacturer: Meijer Distribution Inc., of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Hazard: The zipper pull on the jacket can come off and pose a choking hazard to small children.

Description: The recalled jackets were sold in various colors for boys and girls. Girls’ sizes include 2T through 5T, 4 through 7 and 8 through 19. Boys sizes include 2T through 5T, 4 through 6X and 7/8 through 16. A label inside the jacket reads, “Authentic Falls Creek.”

Sold at: Meijer retail stores in Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois from August 2003 through December 2003 for about $30.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these jackets and contact Meijer Distribution for instructions on returning the jacket for a refund.

Consumer Contact: Meijer Distribution toll-free at (866) 280-8419 anytime or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.meijer.com/qa/