|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 10, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 998-2937
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: Girls' Cargo Pocket Jackets
Units: About 600
Importer: Byer California DBA Amy Byer, Philly, of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: The drawstrings on the neck and waist of the jacket can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February1996, 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 sweatshirts and jackets.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves girls' brown cargo pocket jackets sold in sizes small through extra-large. Style number 2029G1J is printed on the tag inside the jacket.
Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory, Bon Ton Stores and juvenile clothing retail stores nationwide from December 2008 through September 2009 for about $12.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should remove the drawstring immediately or return the jacket to the store where purchased for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Byer California at (800) 998-2937 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com
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