May 8, 2009

Ambler Mountain knit hats recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall of Ambler Mountain Works knitted hats due to a choking hazard.

Knitted attachments to the hat, such as an octopus figure or decorative eyeballs on the Erwin Beanie cap can come loose, creating a choking hazard the CPSC said in a statement.

About 370 of the hats were sold in ski shops and sports stores from September 2008 through November 2008 for about $30.

The hats were imported from Nepal by Ambler Mountain Works of Canmore, Alberta, Canada.

Consumers were advised to return the hats to Ambler Mountain for a free replacement or to cut off the attachments and dispose of them.

Consumers can call 888-267-6968 for information.