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

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Multiple brands and styles involved in a nationwide recall.

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 NameDescriptionColorSize
AeropostaleBoys' pullover sweatshirt with Aeropostale printed on frontBrownBoys' size Small
Apple BottomGirls' zippered velvet jacket with "Apple Bottom" embroidered on backBrownGirls' size 7 - 16
Deere ParkBoys' zippered jacketsRed and BlueBoys' sizes
Disney Winnie the PoohZippered jackets with a picture of Winnie the Pooh on the front of the jacketBlue with white sleeves with green and blue stripes on the sleeves2T, 3T, 4T
Gray WolfZippered jacket with Grey Wolf tag inside jacket and drawstring waistDark Blue13 - 14
Jonathon StoneZippered jacket with "55" printed on front. "J.stone" is printed on tag on back of neck of the garmentBlue, red and whiteL
Kani Gold (sold from 10/24/2008)Boys' zippered sweatshirtBrown, black and greyYouth L (16/18)
MilettaZippered JacketsBlack with faux fur cuffs and hoodMedium (9 - 10)
MirikaGirls' zippered sweatshirts with embroidery on sleevesRedMedium
New YorkGirls' zippered sleeveless Sweatshirt with "33 New York" embroidered on jacketLight BlueSmall
Ruff Stuff (Date approx. 1995)Boys' zipper and snap close jacketsBlue and light blueSize 14 - 16
Sergio Benini (Sept 2007)Zippered heavy jackets with snapsBrownMedium

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.

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