|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 8, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (646) 273-1225 (collect) or (646) 273 1228 (collect)
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by 5 Star Apparel 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 products. 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: Mecca Children’s Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings
Units: About 11,500
Distributor: 5 Star Apparel LLC, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The jackets have drawstrings through the hood which 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 girls’ and boys’ hooded jackets with drawstrings.
|Girl’s Pink Short-Sleeve Lightweight Jacket||Style No.||Sizes
||12M, 18M, 24M
||4 – 6X
||2T - 4T
“Mecca” is printed on the inside of jacket below the neck.
|Boy’s Black or Brown Heavy Jacket||Style No.||Sizes
||4 - 7
||2T - 4T
“Mecca” is printed on the outside back of the jacket.
Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory, Marshalls and other retail stores nationwide from April 2008 through December 2009 for between $40 and $100
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should remove the drawstring immediately, cut the drawstring out of garment or return the jacket to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call 5 Star collect at (646) 273-1225 or (646) 273-1228 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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