June 17, 2004        


GapKids Announces Recall of Girls’ Straw Cowboy Hats


Name of Product: Girls’ Straw Cowboy Hat


Units: 5,200


Manufacturer/Importer: GapKids, of San Francisco, Calif.


Hazard: The straw hat is constructed using a thin wire within a seam. The tip of the wire can break free from the seam, posing a laceration hazard.


Description: The girls’ straw cowboy hats were sold in two colors, pink and natural straw, with a flower embroidered on one side and a butterfly embroidered on the other. Style number 239040 is printed on a white label sewn into the brim of the hat, under the garment-care tag. The hats were sold in sizes small/medium (s/m) and large/extra-large (lg/xl).


Sold by: Exclusively at GapKids stores and gap.com nationwide from April 2004 through May 2004 for about $18.50.


Manufactured In: China


Remedy: Consumers should return the hats to any Gap store for a refund and a complimentary $5 appreciation card.


Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact GapKids toll-free at (866) 847-0489 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, between 12 p.m. and7 p.m. ET Saturday, between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday.