Girls' Hooded Winter Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by LA Fashion Hub Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at dd's Discounts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2012
Release #12-167
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 919-1001
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Girls' Hooded Winter Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by LA Fashion Hub Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at dd's Discounts

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' Winter Jackets with drawstrings

Units: About 2,300

Importer: LA Fashion Hub, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recalled girls' winter jackets have drawstrings through the hoods. They were sold in girls' sizes 4T, 5, 6 and 6X and in the following colors: pink, turquoise, red and yellow. The jackets are polyester with polyester fill, have a front zipper, snap or Velcro closures, and different designs stamped on the collar, down the front and on the pockets, and a flower or heart design is embroidered on the front of the jackets.

Sold exclusively at: dd's Discounts stores nationwide from January 2011 through January 2012 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard, or return the jacket to a dd's Discounts store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact LA Fashion Hub at (800) 919-1001 between 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or email the firm at lafashionhub@yahoo.com

Picture of recalled girls' hooded winter jacket

 

Picture of recalled girls' hooded winter jacket