Lead Exposure Hazard Recalls

RECALL: Walmart Bibs Due To Lead Hazard


Hamco, Inc., and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., in cooperation with the Office of the Illinois Attorney General are voluntarily initiating a replacement program for certain bibs manufactured by Hamco and sold exclusively at Wal-Mart Stores in Illinois from June, 2004 through March, 2007.

Name of products: Baby Connection 2-Pack Easy Wipe Bibs (UPC No. 01468152705), Baby Connection 7-Pack Feeder Bibs (UPC No. 01468151077) and Baby Connection 2-Pack Feeder Bibs (UPC No. 01468102732).

Description: The Baby Connection 2-Pack Easy Wipe Bibs contain two bibs per unit, each with a textile back, laminated with clear plastic front and having a clear plastic pocket at the bottom of the front of the bib. The textile backing, visible through the clear plastic lamination, is imprinted with multiple patterns and colors.

The Baby Connection 7-Pack Feeder Bibs contains seven bibs per unit, each with a textile terry cloth front, and white plastic sewn to the back. The textile terry cloth front comes in multiple colors with multiple embroidered prints.

The Baby Connection 2-Pack Feeder Bibs contains 2 bibs per unit, each with a textile terry cloth front, and white plastic sewn to the back. The textile terry cloth front comes in multiple colors with multiple prints of various Sesame Street characters like Big Bird, Elmo & Cookie Monster.

Reason for Recall: The vinyl material on some of these bibs may contain lead in excess of Illinois limits.

Units Sold: Approximately 60,000 units sold in Illinois.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Consumer Remedy: Illinois consumers who purchased any of these bibs can return the bibs to their local Wal-Mart Store for a full refund or obtain a free replacement by: 1) calling 1-877-373-3812 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST, Monday through Friday to obtain a free replacement; or 2) sending the bibs to:

Bib Replacement Program
711 West Walnut Street
Compton, CA 90220

Illinois consumers may also call Wal-Mart toll free at 1-800-925-6278 between 7 am and 9 pm Central Time Monday through Friday or visit www.walmartstores.com for more information.


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Lisa Arneill

SAHM of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com, World Traveled Family and The World We Share. When I’m not running around after my boys, I’m looking for our next vacation spot!

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