|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 5, 2009
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Ambler Mountain Works Recalls Children's Knitted Hats Due to Choking Hazard
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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Erwin Beanie and Poseidon Beanie Children’s Knitted Hats
Units: About 370
Manufacturer: Ambler Mountain Works, of Canmore, Alberta, Canada
Hazard: The eyeballs on the Erwin Beanie and the octopus legs on the Poseidon Beanie can come loose, posing a potential choking hazard.
Incidents/Injuries: The firm is aware of one incident involving the detachment of the legs of the octopus. No injuries have been reported.
Description: The Erwin Beanie is primarily green and white yarn knitted to configure a frog with white eyeballs and a red smile. The Poseidon Beanie comes in several colors of yarn and has hand sewn turtles, whales and octopus attached to the beanie. The beanies have the firm’s logos “Ambler” or “A” printed on a fabric tag.
Sold at: Specialty sports and ski shops nationwide from September 2008 through November 2008 for about $30.
Manufactured in: Nepal
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the beanies and return them to Ambler Mountain for a free product replacement or cut off the frog’s eyes and the octopus legs and permanently dispose of them.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ambler at (888) 267-6968 between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday to Friday or by email Ambler at email@example.com
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