05/27/2010 // West Palm Beach, FL, USA // Tara Monks // Tara Monks
Washington, DC – On Thursday, May 27, 2010, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission announced that it, along with Hind Fashions of New York, NY, has announced a recall of Boys’ hooded jackets. According to the press release, consumers should remove the drawstrings from the garment or return it to the place of purchase.
Approximately 200 items are affected by the recall. The jackets were made with a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to those wearing them.
In February 1996, the CPSC released guidelines to aid in preventing children from getting tangled or becoming strangled by drawstrings in upper garments. The guidelines were later incorporated into an industry standard.
The products are boys’ hooded jackets with drawstrings that are blue suede on the outside with fur lining on the inside. “Hind Leather” is labeled on the neck tag of the jacket. The jackets were sold in sizes six through 12. Also involved in the recall are black quilted leather hooded jackets with drawstrings and fur lining. The label reads “Lil’ Phat.” These jackets were sold in sizes small, medium and large.
The jackets were sold exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory stores throughout the nation between January 2006 and September 2009. They retailed between $30 and $90. The jackets were made in China.
The firms have received no reports of product-related injury.
Consumers are advised to remove the drawstrings from the coats to eliminate the strangulation or choking hazard. Consumers may also return the garment to Hind Fashions or Burlington Coat Factory for a refund.
Additional information is available through calling Hind Fashions at (866) 643-4463, between the hours of 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.
Phone: (866) 598-1315