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KMART RECALLS 23,000 ROMPERS FOR INFANT GIRLS

Kmart Corp. is voluntarily recalling 23,000 rompers for infant girls because the paint on their buttons contains excessive levels of lead. The excessive lead levels are in violation of the Consumer Product Safety Act.

The retail chain initiated the recall in response to a consumer's concerns about paint chipping from buttons after washing the rompers. Kmart and the Consumer Product Safety Commission are not aware of any injuries involving the garments. The recall is to prevent the possibility of problems.The short sleeve, crew-neck rompers came in white with pink flowers or white with blue flowers. They were available in sizes 12 month, 18 months and 24 months.

Three shiny plastic buttons on the front of the garments each measure approximately 1/2 inch in diameter. Sewn-in tags in the neck of the rompers read in part, "Young Classics 60% cotton 40% polyester RN# 42000 Bangladesh." The style number 1832 appears on the rompers' hang tags.

Kmart stores sold the rompers nationwide for $6.99 from Jan. 1996 through April 1996 under the Young Classics label in the Kidsworld department.

Return the rompers to any Kmart store for a full refund. For more information about this recall, phone 1-800-63KMART.