Boy’s Warm-up Sets Recalled by Fashion Options Due to Strangulation Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 24, 2009
Release # 10-047
Firm's Recall Hotline: (212) 947-2223
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Boy’s Warm-up Sets Recalled by Fashion Options 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: Boy’s Velour Warm-up Sets

Units: About 5,400

Manufacturer: KT Group Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hoods, posing a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated in to 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 or sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves boy’s hooded sweatshirts style B639BC in colors black, chocolate and charcoal. The velour sweatshirts were sold in sizes S, M, L, or XL and have the name “Beverly Hills Polo Club” on the hangtag and on the center back neck.

Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory nationwide from September 2007 through October 2009. The sweatshirts sold for about $15.

Manufactured in: Bangladesh

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment any Burlington Coat Factory store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Fashion Options collect at (212) 947-2223 between 8:30am and 5:30pm ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.fashionoptions.com

Picture of Recalled Boy's Velour Warm-up Set