Haselson International Trading Recalls Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 17, 2010
Release #10-170
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 217-4478
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Haselson International Trading Recalls Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory

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 Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

Units: About 23,000

Distributor: Haselson International Trading Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled in the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments such as sweatshirts and jackets.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves children’s sweatshirts sold in sizes 4 through 7 and S (8) and M (10-12). The sweatshirts were sold in various colors and prints. The brand name Kani Gold or Road Block is printed inside of the garment on the neck tag.

Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from July 2006 through September 2009 for between $6 and $30.

Manufactured in: Indonesia, Egypt, China, Pakistan and Korea

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the sweatshirts to Burlington Coat Factory or the Haselson for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Haselson toll-free at (800) 217-4478 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, or visit the store’s Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com

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