Apparel Group Recalls Reebok Children’s
Windsuits for Choking Hazard
June 22, 2006
The U.S. Consumer
Product Safety Commission has announced a voluntary
recall of Reebok Children's Wildsuits. Consumers
should stop using the products immediately unless
otherwise instructed. The Reebok logo appliqué
on the clear rubber zipper pull on the jacket
can detach, posing a choking or aspiration hazard
to young children.
Reebok has received
one report of a child that began to choke from
a detached Reebok logo appliqué. No injuries
have been reported.
The products are made by Adjmi Apparel
Group, of New York, N.Y. (Adjmi is an authorized
licensee of children’s apparel products
of Reebok International Ltd., of Canton, Mass.).
About 55,000 of the products were sold.
recalled Reebok children’s windsuits are
full-zip boys polyester jacket and pants sets
with a cotton lining and the name “Reebok”
and/or Reebok’s Vector logo embroidered
on the chest of the jacket. The suits were sold
in eight different color combinations: orange/navy,
light blue/royal blue, red/navy, yellow/gunmetal,
yellow/navy, blue/navy, green/navy and red/black.
About 55, 000 of the products were
sold at Mervyns and Toys “R” Us/Babies
“R” Us from December 2005 through
May 2006. They were made in Bangladesh.
should immediately take the recalled product away
from young children. Consumers have a choice of
either returning the recalled suit in exchange
for receiving a free replacement suit, or cutting
off and discarding the clear rubber zipper pull
and continuing to use the original suit.
For additional information or to
receive instructions on receiving a replacement
product, contact Adjmi at (800) 873-5570 between
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or