Girls’ Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Bubblegum USA Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 24, 2010
Release #10-179
Firm's Recall Hotline: (323) 233-9005 (collect)
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Girls’ Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Bubblegum USA Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory

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’ Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings

Units: About 900

Distributor: Bubblegum USA, 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 and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves girls’ hooded jackets sold in a camouflage design with a grey hood. “Bubblegum USA” and style number GS9548N-521G HZZ is printed on a tag inside the jacket. The jackets were sold in girls’ sizes 7 through 16.

Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from August 2006 through September 2009 for between $15 and $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the jacket to Bubblegum USA or Burlington Coat Factory for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bubblegum USA collect at (323) 233-9005 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at www.bubblegumusa.com

Picture of Recalled Hooded Jacket

Picture of Tag on Recalled Hooded Jacket