June 22, 2004

Kmart Corp. Announces Recall of Girls’ Rompers


Name of product: Basic Editions Infant and Toddler Girls’ Romper

Units: About 20,000

Manufacturer: Kmart Corporation, of Troy, Mich.

Hazard: The crocheted cherry-shape tassels and plastic buttons may pull off, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Description: The recalled rompers are pink and white gingham with pink buttons and crocheted cherry-shape tassels on the pocket and green and white gingham bows on the trim of the leg openings. The rompers were sold in infant sizes 12-months to 24-months and toddler sizes 2T to 5T. “MADE IN/HECHO EN BANGLADESH” and “basic EDITIONS®” is printed on a label inside the neck of the garment.

Sold at: Exclusively at Kmart stores nationwide from February 2004 through May 2004 for about $8.

Manufactured in: Bangladesh

Remedy: Consumers should return the rompers to the Kmart store where purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, consumers can contact Kmart at (866) KMART 4U anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.kmart.com/helpdesk/index.jsp?display=safety&subdisplay=recall