March 12, 1997 in Nation/World

Leaded Paint On Snaps Prompts Romper Recall

Associated Press

The government has recalled thousands of children’s rompers sold at Kmart stores throughout the nation for fear the paint used on their snaps contains lead.

The recall includes about 30,000 of the Little Miracles rompers for infant boys that have red or orange snaps, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Tuesday. The recall is part of an agreement the commission reached with the romper’s manufacturer, the Wear Me Apparel Corp. of New York.

The commission said the red and orange paint used for snaps on the all-cotton, short-sleeve outfits violates the government’s ban on lead. The agency said it is not aware of any injuries involving the garments.

Little Miracles rompers with white, cream, pink, yellow or blue snaps are considered safe, the commission said.

The recalled rompers have style numbers 9448 or 9449 imprinted on the reverse side of the care label.

Consumers can return the rompers for a full refund to any Kmart. The chain has been selling the outfits since October.

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