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 on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
For additional information, call Liberty Apparel Company collect at (212) 768-3030 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company's Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com
This recall involves the Jewel girls' zippered, hooded sweatshirts with style number J2184SK. The sweatshirts come in red or white and have small gold and silver hearts with arrows printed on them. The style number is printed on the tag that is sewn on the inside seam of the sweatshirts and "Jewel" is printed on the neck tag. They were sold in children's sizes small, medium, large, extra-large sizes or sizes 4 through 16.
Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to the place of purchase or to Liberty Apparel Company for a full refund.
Marshalls, Burlington Coat Factory and Rainbow Apparel from August 2007 through September 2009 for about $10.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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