June 22, 2004


Samara Brothers Inc. Announces Recall of Children’s Swimsuit Cover-ups


Name of product: Children’s Swimsuit Cover-up

Units: 30,000

Manufacturer: Samara Brothers Inc., of Edison, N.J.

Hazard: The zipper pull on the cover-up can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Description: The recalled cover-ups were sold in various colors for boys and girls. Cover-ups were sold separately or as part of a swimsuit set. The cover-ups were sold under the brand names “Samara” and “Carter’s,” in sizes ranging from 3 to 24 months, 2T to 4T and 4X to 6X. On the short-sleeved cover-up are various patches depicting beach and swim-related themes. The name “Samara” or “Carter’s” is printed on the garment-care tag, along with the size.

Sold at: Department stores and specialty shops nationwide from January 2004 through April 2004 for between $10 and $20.

Manufactured in: China or Egypt

Remedy: Consumers should stop using these cover-ups and contact Samara Brothers for instructions on receiving a free repair or replacement cover-up.

Consumer Contact: Call Samara Brothers toll-free at (866) 448-7758 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email the firm at returns@samara.com