The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Burlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, N.J., announced a voluntary recall of about 10,000 Hooded Jackets and Sweatshirts today.
Hazard: The hooded jackets and sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood and/or waist which can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: Based on available records, the following items are included in this recall.
|Aeropostale||Boys' pullover sweatshirt with Aeropostale printed on front||Brown||Boys' size Small|
|Apple Bottom||Girls' zippered velvet jacket with "Apple Bottom" embroidered on back||Brown||Girls' size 7 - 16|
|Deere Park||Boys' zippered jackets||Red and Blue||Boys' sizes|
|Disney Winnie the Pooh||Zippered jackets with a picture of Winnie the Pooh on the front of the jacket||Blue with white sleeves with green and blue stripes on the sleeves||2T, 3T, 4T|
|Gray Wolf||Zippered jacket with Grey Wolf tag inside jacket and drawstring waist||Dark Blue||13 - 14|
|Jonathon Stone||Zippered jacket with "55" printed on front. "J.stone" is printed on tag on back of neck of the garment||Blue, red and white||L|
|Kani Gold (sold from 10/24/2008)||Boys' zippered sweatshirt||Brown, black and grey||Youth L (16/18)|
|Miletta||Zippered Jackets||Black with faux fur cuffs and hood||Medium (9 - 10)|
|Mirika||Girls' zippered sweatshirts with embroidery on sleeves||Red||Medium|
|New York||Girls' zippered sleeveless Sweatshirt with "33 New York" embroidered on jacket||Light Blue||Small|
|Ruff Stuff (Date approx. 1995)||Boys' zipper and snap close jackets||Blue and light blue||Size 14 - 16|
|Sergio Benini (Sept 2007)||Zippered heavy jackets with snaps||Brown||Medium|
Manufactured in: China, Cambodia, Korea, and United States
Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory and other retailers nationwide from January 1995 through September 2009 for between $7 and $30.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Burlington Coat Factory for a full refund or credit.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Burlington Coat Factory toll-free at (888) 223-2628 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at burlingtoncoatfactory.com.