November 30, 2006
Dollar Days International Recalls Children's Parka Jackets with Drawstrings for Strangulation Hazard
The following product safety alert was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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 parka jackets, with drawstrings
Manufacturer/Retailer: Silla America Inc., Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood, posing 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 by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The jackets come in seven color combinations: black with a grey stripe along the sleeves, light blue with a black stripe along the sleeves, grey with a black stripe along the sleeves, navy blue with a gray stripe along the sleeves, yellow with a grey stripe along the sleeves and navy blue with a white stripe across the chest, and black with a white stripe across the chest. The jacket's zipper goes all the way up to create a mock turtleneck. The removable hood attaches with a zipper and has a drawstring. There is elastic at the sleeves, side pockets, and a drawstring at the waist.
Sold at: Dollar Days International stores and online at www.dollardays.com from December 2005 through November 2006 for between $7.50 and $10.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumers should contact Dollar Days Customer Service for a refund or store credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dollar Days International toll-free at (877) 837-9569 between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.dollardays.com
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