Boys Reversible Vests Recalled by Bon-Ton Stores Due to Choking Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 30, 2008
Release #09-079

Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 798-2875
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Boys Reversible Vests Recalled by Bon-Ton Stores Due to Choking 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 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: Boy’s Reversible Vests

Units: About 5,000

Retailer: The Bon-Ton Department Stores Inc., of York, Pa.

Hazard: The zipper tabs on these vests fail to meet the children's torques test standards, posing a choking hazard to children.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves the “Ruff Hewn” reversible vests for boys sold in toddler (style # F821235) and 4 through 7 sizes (style # F841235). The vests are brown and reverse to a camouflage print. “Ruff Hewn” is printed on the tag found in the left pocket of the brown side and on the price tag. The style number is printed on the price tag.

Sold at: Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s, Younkers, and Carson Pirie Scott stores nationwide and Parisian in the Detroit area from July 2008 through November 2008 for about $30.

Manufactured in: India

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take these vests away from children and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bon-Ton toll-free at (866)798-2875 anytime or visit the company’s Web site at www.bonton.com

Picture of Recalled Boy's Reversible Vests

Picture of Recalled Boy's Reversible Vests