|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 998-2937
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Byer California Recalls Girls' Jackets with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Girls' Cargo Pocket Jackets
Units: About 600
Importer: Byer California DBA Amy Byer, Philly, of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: The drawstrings on the neck and waist of the jacket can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments such as sweatshirts and jackets.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves girls' brown cargo pocket jackets sold in sizes small through extra-large. Style number 2029G1J is printed on the tag inside the jacket.
Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory, Bon Ton Stores and juvenile clothing retail stores nationwide from December 2008 through September 2009 for about $12.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should remove the drawstring immediately or return the jacket to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Byer California at (800) 998-2937 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov
CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals - contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.
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