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From Products Liability Law Daily, March 22, 2017

Waterproof bibs recalled for suffocation hazard

By Colleen Kave, J.D.

Excelligence Learning Corporation, d/b/a Discount School Supply, of Monterey, California, has recalled around 10,400 packages of Environments™ brand children’s waterproof bibs because the bibs have a waterproof plastic backing that can separate from the terry cloth fabric, creating a suffocation hazard to children (CPSC Recall Notice, No. 17-734, March 22, 2017).

Incidents and injuries. Discount School Supply has received 12 reports, involving at least 23 packages of bibs, claiming that the waterproof plastic material separated from the bib. No injuries have been reported.

Product description. This recall involves Environments-brand children’s waterproof-back terry bibs sold in packages of 12. There are two styles of bibs included in the recall. The "Pocket" style bib is 10 inches wide by 16 inches long with an adjustable snap closure. The "Cover-Up" style bib is 10 inches wide by 16.5 inches long with cap sleeves and smock-back snap closures. Both styles of bibs were sold in blue and have clear plastic waterproof backing. "Environments, Inc." and SKU number 900822 or 900823 is printed on a label affixed to the bib.

These waterproof bibs, which were manufactured in China, were sold on DiscountSchoolSupply.com and Environments.com nationwide from January 2008 to October 2016 for about $50 for the pocket bib set, and $70 for the cover-up set.

Remedy. Consumers should stop using the recalled bibs immediately and contact Discount School Supply for a full refund. Discount School Supply is contacting all known purchasers.

Customer contact. For more information, customers may contact Discount School Supply at 800-338-4430 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, by email at recall@discountschoolsupply.com, or online at www.discountschoolsupply.com and click on "Product Safety."

Companies: Excelligence Learning Corp. d/b/a Discount School Supply

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