On April 30, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Health Canada, and Gap Inc. announced a safety recall of approximately 7,000 Gap baby swimsuits, after the swimsuits were found to pose a strangulation hazard to children. The swimsuits have a plastic ring at the neck that can press against a child's throat and obstruct the airway, due to halter straps that were manufactured too short.
The recall affects the Gap blue and white baby swimsuit and the red and white swimsuit, with style numbers 706260 and 700452, respectively. The swimsuits were available in infant sizes up to 24 months and were sold at babyGap, GapKids, Gap, and Gap Outlet stores nationwide from February 2010 through April 2010 for around $20.
Gap has received two reports of the plastic ring pressing on a child's throat and causing problems, though no injuries have been reported.