JB Inc. Recalls Lili Gaufrette Children's Hooded Cardigans with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

The cardigans have a drawstring through the hood.

January 6, 2011
Alert #11-713
 

JB Inc. Recalls Lili Gaufrette Children's Hooded Cardigans with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Children's hooded cardigans with drawstrings

Units: About 16

Manufacturer: Jean Bourget Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The cardigans have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to young 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 at the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves hooded cardigans sold under the "Lili Gaufrette" brand name, model number G617093 and named the LEPARIGO cardigan. The cardigans were sold in pink, brown and black, and in children's sizes 4-14. "LiLi Gaufrette MADE IN FRANCE" is printed on the tag sewn inside the garment, and "LiLi" is printed on the tag sewn onto the left front pocket.

Sold at: Patty Cake in Nashville, TN, as part of a 3 piece set for about $300.00, and Shaindy's Children's Wear in Monsey, N.Y. as a cardigan for about $60.00 from September 2008 to February 2010.

Manufactured in: France

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the cardigans to eliminate the hazard or return the product to JB Inc. for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact JB Inc. at 212-279-7672 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://www.liligaufrette.com/

Picture of recalled hooded cardigan