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Choking Hazard Leads to Recall of American Eagle Clothing

Posted on Dec 20, 2010

December 20, 2010 - American Eagle Outfitters, in cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, is recalling about 1,200 pairs of pants and shorts for toddler girls because of a choking hazard.

A metal clasp could detach from the waistband, and if a child puts it in their mouth, they could choke. Thankfully, no injuries have been reported thus far.

The recall involves pants, shorts and jeans in the following styles, with the accompanying style numbers:

  • Skinny Cord, 3007;
  • Boyfriend Vintage Wash, 3012;
  • Cut Off Bermuda Short, 3013;
  • Flare Vintage Blue Wash, 3029;
  • Flare LT Wash, 3030;
  • Flare Rip and Repair, 3034; and
  • Roll Cuff Bermuda Short, 3035.


The garments were made in China and sold only at 77kids by American Eagle retailers across the country and online at www.77kids.com from July through August of 2010. Prices ranged from $24 to $34 per item.

Parents and caregivers are advised to stop their children from using these garments immediately. If you purchased the items online, you will receive in the mail instructions for returning the clothing to get a refund. Otherwise, you can return the clothing to any 77kids by American Eagle retailer for a refund.

For more information, you can call American Eagle Outfitters: 1-888-307-3672.

During the holiday giving season, it is especially critical that parents and caregivers ensure that the items given to children as gifts are not something included on a recall list at any point. As a service to our clients, we regularly report on safety recalls for dangerous and defective products, particularly those involving children's items.

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