Recall: Sweatshirts Recalled by TMR International

March 19, 1986  
Release # 86-17

Sweatshirts Recalled Because Of Possible Choking Hazard

Washington, DC -- In cooperation with the US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the New York Attorney General's office, TMR International, Ltd. (TMR) of New York, NY today announced a voluntary recall of its Young Rascals "American Dream," "Bomber" and "Ship" sweatshirts because of a potential choking hazard presented by LED lights and button-size batteries on a removable velcro strip. When these sweatshirts were tested for compliance with CPSC safety requirements, the LED lights and disc-battery components separated from the velcro strip.

The involved "American Dream," "Bomber" and "Ship" sweatshirts subject to this recall program are limited to sizes 2, 3 and 4 (Toddler).

TMR imported approximately 2,400 units of these sweatshirts from Taiwan and distributed them nationwide between 9/15/85 and 11/15/85. The sweatshirts were sold for approximately $15.00 each.

TMR doe not want garments that may be dangerous to be used. Consumers should stop using these sweatshirts immediately. Consumers have the option of returning the sweatshirts to TMR for a full refund or to return the velcro strip and keep the sweatshirt for a partial refund of $5.00.

Anyone wishing additional information may call TMR at 212-244-4470.