|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 27, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 352-2064
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Children’s Full Zip Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled for Strangulation Hazard By Bon-Ton
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: Children’s fleece hooded zip-up jackets with neck drawstrings
Units: About 3,240
Distributor: The Bon-Ton Department Stores Inc., of York, Pa.
Hazard: The garments 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 by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled hooded zip-up sweatshirts are for Boys 8-20 and were made under the “Burnside” brand. The sweatshirts came in boys’ sizes small, medium, large and X-large and have various designs on the front. The recalled models have “RN # 39209” printed on the tag.
Sold at: Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers stores nationwide and Parisian stores in the Detroit area from August 2007 through October 2007 for between $18 and $30.
Manufactured in: Bangladesh, India and Pakistan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard or return the garment for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Bon-Ton toll-free at (866) 798-2875 anytime or visit www.bonton.com
Note: CPSC was notified about these garments by the Wisconsin Department of Consumer Protection.
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