Thursday, April 30, 2009
RECALL: GAP Children’s Coats; Toggles Can Break and Detach Posing Choking Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with GAP Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of 23,100 babyGap Children’s Coats because the coats have toggle fasteners that could break and detach from the coat, posing a choking hazard to young children.
This recall involves three different children’s coat styles with toggles including Rose Toggle Hoodie (style 600298), Pink Duffle Coat (style 600344), and Blue Plaid and Mojave Toggle Coat (style 600942). The coats were sold in infant sizes up to 24 months and are made of cotton, polyester, or polyester/acrylic. The toggles are light tan plastic and about 1 3/4 inches long.
Consumers should immediately take the recalled coats away from children and return them to any babyGap, GapKids, or Gap store for a full refund. Consumers who return the coats before August 31, 2009 will also receive a 20 percent off coupon for a regular priced item. Contact Gap to return by mail if purchased online.
For additional information, contact Gap toll-free at (888) 747-3704 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, and on Saturdays between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET, visit www.gap.com, or email the firm at email@example.com