|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 27, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 643-4463
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 immediately remove the drawstrings or return the garment. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Boys' Hooded Jackets
Units: About 200
Distributor: Hind Fashions, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The jackets 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 on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves boys' hooded jackets with drawstrings that are blue suede on the outside and have fur lining on the inside. "Hind Leather" is printed on the tag on the back of the neck. They were sold in sizes 6 through 12. This recall also involves a black quilted leather hooded jacket with drawstrings that has fur surrounding the hood. "Lil' Phat" is printed on the tag on the back of the neck. They were sold in sizes small, medium and large.
Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide January 2006 through September 2009 for between $30 and $90.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Hind Fashions or Burlington Coat Factory for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hind Fashions toll-free at (888) 643-4463 between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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