Monday, August 27, 2007

RECALL: Basic Edition Girls' Clothing Sets by Kmart; Drawstrings At Waist Pose Entrapment Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Millennium Apparel Group of New York, tannounced a voluntary recall about 4,700 Basic Editions-brand Girls' Clothing Sets. The recalled shirts have drawstrings at the waist. Children can get entangled or caught in a vehicle door and can be dragged, posing a serious risk of injury or death. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments. There were no Incidents/Injuries reported. The two Basic Edition-brand girls' sets have fully tunneled waist drawstrings and two-fer style layered shirts. One set has a light green screen print top with "Varsity Club Winning Attitude" text, over a white shirt, paired with turquoise cuff shorts. The second set has an orange screen print top with "Paradise University Girls Club" text, over a white shirt paired with light green knit shorts. Both sets were sold in the following girls' sizes: 4/5, 6/6X, 7/8, & 10/12.
They were sold exclusively at: Kmart stores nationwide from March 2007 through May 2007 for between $10 and $13 per set and manufactured in Egypt.
Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Kmart at 800-659-7026 between 7 a.m. and 9 p.m. Central time Monday through Saturday, or visit

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