Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Circo Children's Bobbie Socks Recalled Due to Choking Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Target

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: Circo Rosette Bobbie Socks

Units: About 330,000

Importer: Target, of Minneapolis, Minn.

Hazard: The ribbon on the sock can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: Target has received four reports of the ribbon detaching. No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recall involves girls Circo bobbie socks. The socks were sold in packs of six (pink, purple, plain white and three pairs with a box), ranging in size from 6- to 12-months, 12- to 24-months and 2T to 5T. The socks are packaged in a green and white sleeve with a Circo-brand logo on the front.

Sold exclusively at: Target stores nationwide from January 2007 to July 2008 for about $6.

Manufactured in: Hong Kong

Remedy: Consumers should take these socks away from children and return them to the nearest Target store to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Target at (800) 440-0680 between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.target.com

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