|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 6, 2009
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 342-3802
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Children’s Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Ms. Bubbles Inc. 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 Blue Denim Passport Jackets
Units: About 55,000
Manufacturer: Ms. Bubbles Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled blue denim jackets have a white terrycloth underlay lining and drawstring. The jackets were sold in children’s sizes medium (7-10), large (11-14) and x-large (15-16). Style numbers BF1400 K and BF1400 KP are printed on the hang tag attached to the garment.
Sold at: T.J. Maxx, J.C. Penney, and Forman Mills stores nationwide from August 2006 through December 2007 for between $13 and $33.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Ms. Bubbles Inc. to receive a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Ms. Bubbles toll-free at (866) 342-3802 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday.
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