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L.L. Bean Recalls Toddler Slippers

November 21, 2000

WASHINGTON (AP) _ About 2,000 pairs of L.L. Bean Inc. fleece slippers were being recalled Monday after government regulators received complaints the drawstrings could choke young children.

The Freeport, Me.-based company said its Snuggle-Up slippers, sold nationwide, should be taken away from toddlers immediately and returned for exchange or refunds.

The slippers have drawstrings around the ankle that can break and release the toggle used to tighten the drawstring, which could pose a choking hazard to young children, the Consumer Product Safety Commission said in a statement.

L.L. Bean said it has received one report of a 12-month-old baby pulling the toggle off his slipper, but the toddler was not injured. An ``L.L. Bean″ fabric label is sewn below the drawstring, and ``L.L. Bean″ and ``MADE IN CHINA″ are written on the sole.

The slippers are made of red, blue or aqua fleece fabric, with suede soles. The ankle drawstrings have a barrel toggle to tighten the slipper to adjust the fit.

They were sold for $18 from August through October in sizes XXS and XS.

Customers can call the company at 1-800-555-9717 anytime, click on customer service and follow the link to product recalls.


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U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission: http://www.cpsc.gov

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