Thursday, August 30, 2007

Paramount Apparel International Recalls Youth Hats Due to Strangulation Hazard; Product Sold Exclusively at Bass Pro Shops

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: Toddler and Youth Nylon Bucket Hats

Units: About 500

Distributor: Paramount Apparel International Inc., of Bourbon, Mo.

Hazard: The hat has a drawstring, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: The hat is a nylon bucket-shaped hat with mesh sides. There are nylon fabric strips on the side of the hat that snap up. The front of the hat has a zipper pocket with a silver boat-anchor appliqué with embroidered text below. The hat adjusts with a bungee drawstring sewn in the crown of the hat. A label sewn into the back inside of the hat reads "Bass Pro Shops."

Sold: Exclusively at Bass Pro Shops retail stores nationwide from February 2007 through June 2007 for about $8.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should stop using the recalled hats immediately and contact Paramount Apparel to receive a refund or replacement item.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Paramount Apparel toll-free at (800) 255-4287 between 7:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at

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