These could cause strangulation!
Cooler air and even cold weather is headed our way in just a few weeks; and before the need for heavy jackets, the little ones will be using lighter wraps including jackets and sweatshirts.
All summer long there have been recalls from various manufacturers – mostly made in China and other foreign countries – warning of the danger to the little ones from these products with draw strings. The CPSC is calling for an immediate release of this information. These items were sold here in Atlanta and all across the nation. Be safe – not sorry. Make sure your children are not harmed by the clothing they wear.
It is possible you already have these in your closet from previous years; and you need to be made aware of the danger they can pose. BE SURE TO FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR PHOTO AND DESCRIPTION OF EACH RECALLED ITEM – THERE ARE NUMEROUS BRAND RECALLS ON THESE PIECES OF CLOTHING.
Name of product: Hooded Jackets and Sweatshirts
Units: About 10,000
Importer/Retailer: Burlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, N.J.
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. (On this recall; but there have been on others.)
Description: Based on available records, the following items are included in this recall.
Brand Name: Aeropostale, Apple Bottom, Deere Park, Disney Winnie the Pooh, Gray Wolf, Jonathon Stone, Millett, Maria, Ruff Stuff, Sergio Benin, 33 New York and possibly others.
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 www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com.
Photos are available at: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10347.html
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 it by visiting https://www.cpsc.gov/cgibin/incident.aspx