|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 223-2664
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
S. Rothschild & Co. Recalls Girls' Coats 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 immediately remove the drawstrings or return the garment. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Girls' coats
Units: About 13,500
Importer/Distributor: S. Rothschild & Company Inc., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: Drawstrings on the detachable cape can pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, 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 jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves S. Rothschild girls' wool coats with a detachable cape. The coats were sold in pink, red, blue and vanilla with a faux fur cape and in charcoal and vanilla with a faux fur trimmed cape. Two faux pompoms are attached to the end of drawstrings that hang from the cape. The sewn-in neck tag reads, "ROTHSCHILD SINCE 1881."
||36321, 37321, W37321, 38321M
||Infant to 4T
|56321. 56321F, 56321Y, 57321,
57321F, W57321, 58321M
|4 to 6X
|76321, 77321, 78321M
||7 to 16
Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory, Famous Barr, Filene's Basement, Parisian and other retail stores nationwide from September 2006 through September 2009 for between $70 and $100.
Manufactured in: Guatemala
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the cape or remove the detachable cape to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the cape to S. Rothschild for a free repair.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact S. Rothschild at (800) 223-2664 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.rothschildcoats.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
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