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Mervyns Recalls Children's Capri Pants [06/01/2007]

CPSC - Mervyns Recalls Children's Capri Pants Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Mervyna (tm)s Stores


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Little Girls Capri Pants with Snap Roll Cuff

Units: About 228,000

Distributor: Mervyns, of Hayward, Calif.

Importer: Azmat Group, of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Hazard: The buttons inside the waistband of the pants can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled pants are Ellemenno brand Capri pants sold in girlsa (tm) sizes 4, 5, 6, 6X, 7 and 8. The pants were sold in a variety of colors including light grey, tan, coral and light aqua blue. The pants are made of 100% cotton poplin and have a snap at the cuff, the waist band and on the pockets of the pants. Inside of the waistband are two clear buttons and a strip of enclosed elastic for adjusting the fit of the pants. a oeVN 69047a is printed on the product care label located inside the waist of the pants.

Sold Exclusively at: Mervyns stores nationwide from December 2006 through April 2007 for about $20.

Manufactured in: Bangladesh

Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop their children from wearing the pants and return them to any Mervyns store for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Mervyns at (800) 637-8967 (800mervyns) between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the companya (tm)s Web site at

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:

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