|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2008
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 431-5698
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Maran Inc. Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at TJ Maxx
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: Squeeze Kids Girl's Corduroy Jackets
Units: About 6,000
Distributor: Maran Inc., of North Bergen, N.J.
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 drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled garments are brown corduroy jackets with a pink hood and pink sequins on the front pockets. “Squeeze Kids” and style number 4JZ642FK are printed on the care label sewn into the back collar area of the garment. The sweatshirts were sold in girls’ sizes small (7/8), medium (10), large (12/14) and x-large (16).
Sold exclusively at: TJ Maxx retail stores nationwide during January 2007 for about $13.
Manufactured in: USA
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garments to the place where purchased or to Maran Inc. to receive a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Maran Inc. toll-free at (866) 431-5698 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.Sqz.com
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