|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 16, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 223-2628
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Children's Hooded Jackets and Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled By Burlington Coat Factory Due to Strangulation 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 products. 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: Hooded Jackets and Sweatshirts
Units: About 10,000
Importer/Retailer: Burlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, N.J.
Hazard: The hooded jackets and sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood and/or waist which can pose a strangulation or entrapment 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: Based on available records, the following items are included in this recall.
||Boys' size Small
||Girls' zippered velvet
jacket with "Apple Bottom"
embroidered on back
||Girls' size 7 - 16
||Boys' zippered jackets
||Red and Blue
|Zippered jackets with a
picture of Winnie the Pooh
on the front of the jacket
|Blue with white sleeves
with green and blue
stripes on the sleeves
|2T, 3T, 4T
||Zippered jacket with
Grey Wolf tag inside
jacket and drawstring waist
||13 - 14
||Zippered jacket with "55"
printed on front. "J.stone"
is printed on tag on back
of neck of the garment
|Blue, red and white
(sold from 10/24/2008)
|Brown, black and grey
||Youth L (16/18)
||Black with faux fur
cuffs and hood
|Medium (9 - 10)
||Girls' zippered sweatshirts
with embroidery on sleeves
with "33 New York"
embroidered on jacket
(Date approx. 1995)
|Boys' zipper and
snap close jackets
|Blue and light blue
||Size 14 - 16
|Zippered heavy jackets
Manufactured in: China, Cambodia, Korea, and United States
Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory and other retailers nationwide from January 1995 through September 2009 for between $7 and $30.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Burlington Coat Factory for a full refund or credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Burlington Coat Factory toll-free at (888) 223-2628 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com
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