|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 17, 2009
Release # 10-080
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 683-0063
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
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Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Jason Evans Associates Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory
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: Boys Fleece & Flannel Zip Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings
Units: About 18,300
Distributor: Jason Evans Associates, LLC, of Hewlett, N.Y.
Manufacturer: DMF Sales, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The hooded zip sweatshirts 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 sweatshirts and jackets.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: Boys Fleece, Printed Fleece and Flannel Zip Hooded Sweatshirts with labels in the neck seam with the brand name Bay Trading and RN# 30842, in sizes 4 - 18.
Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory from September 2006 through October 2009 for about $12 to 20.
Manufactured in: Pakistan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Jason Evans for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information contact: Jason Evans toll free at (888) 683-0063 between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Saturday or visit the firm's Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com
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