The drawstrings on the hood
could pose a potential hazard

The drawstrings on the hood could pose a potential hazard

US clothing retailer Mirage Fashions has recalled a batch of girl's leather jackets due to a potential hazard posed by its hood drawstring.

Around 758 of the Yoki faux leather jackets have been recalled from the Burlington Coat Factory stores they were sold. The jackets have a drawstring through the hood, which Mirage said could pose a strangulation hazard to children.

They were sold nationwide between January 2012 through August 2013 for around US$20. The jackets were manufactured in China.

No incidents related to the jackets have been reported to date.

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Mirage Fashions Recalls Yoki Girls Faux Leather Jackets with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory

Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of product:
Yoki Girl's Faux Leather Jacket

Hazard:
The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in 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.

Recall Details

Units: About 758

Description

This recall involves girl’s hooded faux leather jackets with a zipper front closure and bearing a Yoki Girls label at the neck. They were sold in girl’s sizes 7 through 16. The jacket comes in black or charcoal, with drawstrings through the neck area. The coats have snap button pockets on each side and a zippered pocket on the top left chest area. Both the black and charcoal colored jackets have a grey hood. Style number JK2503G is on the product care label located on the lower left inside seam. 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Mirage Fashions for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide January 2012 through August 2013 for about $20.

Distributor: Mirage Fashions of NY LLC

Manufactured in: China

 

Original source: Mirage Fashions