|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2009
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Children’s Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Jason Evans Associates Due to Strangulation Hazard
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: Children’s Hooded Jackets
Units: About 1,300
Importer: Jason Evans Assoc. LLC, of Hewlett, 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 to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled children’s jacket has a drawstring through the hood. They were sold in boy sizes 4, 5, 6 and 7 in colors black/grey. The RN number 30842 printed in the center back neck and style number 1708 is printed on the hangtag on the center back neck.
Sold by: Burlington Coat Factory from September 2006 through April 2009 for about $17.
Manufactured in: Pakistan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Jason Evans Associates for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Jason Evans Associates toll-free at (888) 683-0063 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday.
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