Recall date: July 17, 2013
Recall number: 13-237

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Boy's long sleeve hooded jackets
Hazard:
The recalled jackets have drawstrings with toggles inside the bottom hem and neck area, posing a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Remedy:
RefundRepair
Consumer Contact:

Mecca 5 Star, toll-free at (880) 229-6833 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail dsinger@5-starapparel.com.

Recall Details Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 48,000
Description:

The jackets were sold with drawstrings, which pose a hazard to young children.

Description:

This recall involves boy's long sleeve hooded jackets sizes 2T to XL. The word "Mecca" is embroidered on the front chest of the garment and on the interior label sewn into the neck of the jacket.  There are elastic drawstrings around the neck and waist.  The style number can be found on a label sewn into the jacket one inch above the bottom seam on the left side.  

 

Style Number

Size

Color

MK310702

S-XL

Black, Coffee Bean, Keg Green, Khaki, Deep Sea Navy

MLK310702

S-XL

Black, Coffee Bean, Keg Green, Khaki, Deep Sea Navy

MT310702

2T-4T

Black, Coffee Bean, Keg Green, Khaki, Deep Sea Navy

MK31111509

S-XL

Black, Dark Brown, Gun Metal, Khaki, Navy

MLK31111509

S-XL

Black, Dark Brown, Gun Metal, Khaki, Navy

MT31111509

2T-4T

Black, Dark Brown, Gun Metal, Khaki, Navy

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

 
Remedy:

Consumers should remove the drawstrings immediately, cut drawstrings out of the garment including toggle and continue to use jackets once both are removed. Customers can return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund.  

Sold At:

A&E stores, All Kids Inc 27, Bergen Kids LLC, Children's Town, Cititrends Inc., Concord Stores, Fordham Kids, Hudson Operating Corp, Kiddie Outlet, Modecraft/Burlington, Myrtle Kids, Pitkin Kids, Suitmart and Youngland from August 2010 through March 2011 for about $30.

Importer:

5 Star Kids Apparel, LLC dba Mecca 5 Star, of New York, N.Y. 

Manufacturer:

5 Star Kids Apparel, LLC dba Mecca 5 Star, of New York, N.Y. 

Manufactured In:
China