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From Products Liability Law Daily, February 2, 2018

194K infant bodysuits recalled for choking hazard

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Gildan Activewear SLR (doing business as Alstyle), of Barbados, has recalled around 194,500 infant bodysuits because the snaps at the crotch can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. An additional 103,100 bodysuits were sold in Canada (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 18-091, February 1, 2018).

Incidents and injuries. The firm has received one report of snaps detaching from the bodysuit. No injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves Alstyle infant bodysuits. The 100% cotton, short-sleeved bodysuits were sold in black, blue, pink, and white. They have a lap shoulder construction with a three-snap closure at the crotch. The bodysuits were sold in sizes 6M, 12M, and 18M. "Alstyle" and "Made in Mexico" are printed on the neck label and "CAT – # – J" is printed on a white label sewn into the left inside seam.

These infant bodysuits, which were manufactured in Mexico, were sold at wholesale and screen printers nationwide and online at www.alstyle.com from August 2015 through September 2017 for between $2.15 and $2.25.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled bodysuits immediately and contact Alstyle for instructions on returning the recalled bodysuits free of charge and to receive a $10 Alstyle gift card per bodysuit.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Alstyle toll-free at 877-562-1499 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or online at www.alstyle.com and click on "Recalls" at the bottom of the page.

Companies: Gildan Activewear SLR, d/b/a Alstyle

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