Children’s Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by 5 Star Apparel Due to Strangulation Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Mecca Childrens Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings
Units: About 11,500
Distributor: 5 Star Apparel LLC, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The jackets have drawstrings through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) 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: This recall involves girls and boys hooded jackets with drawstrings.
Girls Pink Short-Sleeve Lightweight Jacket Style No. Sizes MIG108105 12M, 18M, 24M MLG108105 4 6X MTG108105 2T – 4T Mecca is printed on the inside of jacket below the neck.
Boys Black or Brown Heavy Jacket Style No. Sizes MLK908602 4 – 7 MT908602 2T – 4T Mecca is printed on the outside back of the jacket. Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory, Marshalls and other retail stores nationwide from April 2008 through December 2009 for between $40 and $100
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should remove the drawstring immediately, cut the drawstring out of garment or return the jacket to the store where purchased for a full refund.
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