US: Girl's hooded jackets recalled on strangulation hazard
The long sleeve hooded jackets were manufactured in China
Distributor David's Place Off Price Clothing has recalled around 60 Wearever-branded girl's hooded jacket sets because the drawstrings through the hood pose a strangulation hazard.
The cotton long-sleeved hooded jackets, which were sold as a set with brown trousers, were manufactured in China. They were sold in girl's sizes 7 to 16 at Burlington Coat Factory in August around US$10.
However, no injuries were reported, the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) noted.
Wearever Girl's Hooded Jacket Sets Recalled by David's Place Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Girl's long sleeve hooded jacket and pant sets
Hazard: The jackets sold with the set have drawstrings through the hood which pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines for children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Remedy: Refund, Repair
Consumer Contact: David's Place Off Price Clothing toll-free at (888) 394-1398 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Wearever-Girls-Hooded-Jacket-Sets-Recalled-by-Davids-Place/
Units: About 60
Description: This recall includes Wearever Girl brand girl's long sleeve zip-up 100% cotton hooded jackets sold as a set with brown pants. The brown hooded jackets have thin aqua, light pink and light green horizontal stripes and sold in girl's sizes 7 to 16. There is a brown, flat drawstring around the neck of the jackets. "Wearever Girl" is printed on a label on the back inside neck of the jackets and on the pants.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the jackets away from children and remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also contact David's Place to obtain a return address label and instructions for returning the garment for a full refund.
Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory in August 2013 for about $10.
Distributor: David's Place Off Price Clothing Co. Inc., a division of YMI Jeans, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Manufactured in: China
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
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