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Recall: Infant Santa Outfits


On 2008-04-24, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Infant Santa Outfits due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2006 for about $15.00 to $20.00.

About 20,000 units are involved in this MacSwed costume recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 1st recall of products in the Costumes category in 2008.

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Infant Santa Outfits
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What is the problem?

The pom poms on the 2006 and 2007 outfit and the snaps on the 2007 outfit can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves the 2006 and 2007 Santa Outfits with RN# 120273. The 2006 Santa Outfit includes a red hat decorated with a white pom pom and a red one-piece suit with white collar and cuffs, and stitched black belt and boots. The 2007 Santa Outfit includes a red hat decorated with a white pom pom, a red and white-striped bodysuit with a Santa Claus face on the chest, red overall pants with suspenders, and a red bib with Santa Claus face on top. Two snaps fasten the bodysuit at the shoulder and three snaps fasten the suit between the legs. The outfits were sold in sizes 3-18 months. "RN# 120273" is printed on the care label.

These items were sold new+ at Avon Independent Sales Representatives in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands from August 2006 through November 2007 for about $15 for the 2006 outfit and about $20 for the 2007 outfit.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately take the 2007 outfit away from children and contact Avon for a refund. Consumers with the 2006 outfit should immediately remove the pom-pom from the hat.

For additional information, contact Avon at (888)993-9903 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported.

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