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The Gap Recalls Baby Swimsuits

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The first week of May, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Gap Inc., of San Francisco, Calif. recalled 7000 baby swimsuits. The swimsuits have 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.

This recall involves baby swimsuits were sold in two styles: number 706260 is blue and white and number 700452 is red and white. The style number can be found on the label located on the swimsuit. Both swimsuits 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.

Consumers should immediately take the recalled swimsuits away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund. The Gap can be contacted at (888) 747-3704 or by visiting the firm’s website at www.gap.com or using their email at custserv@gap.com.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.