Children's Hooded Jackets and Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled By Burlington Coat Factory Due to Strangulation Hazard

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.

Brand Name Description Color Size
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.