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Product name Baby swimsuits
Description The baby swimsuits were sold in two styles: number 706260 is blue and white and number 700452 is red and white. The style number can be found on the label located on the swimsuit. Both swimsuits were sold in infant sizes up to 24 months and are made of a synthetic knit stretch fabric of polyester and spandex. The straps are made of the same material as the body. 
Problem The baby swimsuits have halter straps that were manufactured too short causing the plastic ring located at the neck of the swimsuit to press against the child's throat and obstruct the airway. This poses a strangulation hazard to the child. 
Distribution The babyGap, GapKids, Gap, Gap Outlet stores nationwide and online at for between $17 and $20. 
Company Gap 888-747-3704; Web site 
Dates sold February 2010 through April 2010 
Date posted 05/05/2010 

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