Gap Inc. is voluntarily recalling baby swimsuits with halter straps that were manufactured too short, causing the plastic ring located at the neck of the swimsuit to press against the child’s throat and obstruct the airway.
This poses a strangulation hazard to the child, according to the announcement from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada.
Consumers are urged to stop using the swimsuits immediately. The firm has received two consumer complaints, the announcement said, and injuries have been reported.
Style 706260 is blue and white and 700452 is red and white. The style number can be found on the swimsuit labels. Both were sold in infant sizes up to 24 months and are made of a synthetic knit stretch fabric of polyester and spandex. The straps are made of the same material as the body.
They were sold at babyGap, GapKids, Gap, Gap Outlet stores nationwide and online at www.gap.com from February 2010 through April 2010 for between $17 and $20.
They were made in Indonesia and China
The announcement said consumers should return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. Contact Gap to return by mail if purchased online.
For more information, call Gap toll-free at 888-747-3704, visit www.gap.com or e-mail Gap at firstname.lastname@example.org.