Emma’s Garden Polka-Dot Dresses Recalled for Choking Hazard

<"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">Emma’s Garden® Polka-Dot girls’ dresses are being recalled, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Health Canada (HC), just announced.

About 21,000 of these defective Emma’s Garden® Polka-Dot girls’ dresses have been recalled in the United States; another 2,600 dresses have been recalled in Canada.

The decorative buttons on the front of the dress can detach, posing a choking hazard. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported in the United States or Canada concerning the recalled Emma’s Garden® Polka-Dot girls’ dresses.

The Emma’s Garden® Polka-Dot girls’ dresses were manufactured in China and imported by the TJX Companies, Inc., of Framingham, Massachusetts. T.J. Maxx sold the pink and white design and Marshalls sold the black and white design in the United States from February 2011 through May 2011 for about $13. Winners stores sold both designs in Canada, from March 2011 through April 2011 for about $17.

This recall involves the Emma’s Garden® Polka-Dot dresses. The girls’ dresses in sizes 12 months to 5T were sold in black and white and pink and white. There are three decorative buttons, which are round, white, and approximately ¾-inch in diameter. Dresses sold in the United States have neck tags bearing tracking number TJX-80327TDS1.

The CPSC and HC are advising consumers to immediately take the dresses away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For additional information, consumers in the United States should call, toll-free, 1.800.926.6299 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday, or at the websites www.tjmaxx.com or www.marshallsonline.com. Consumers in Canada should call, toll-free, 1.800.646.9466 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time (ET), Monday through Friday, or at the website www.winners.ca.

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