Friday, June 27, 2008

Children's Jackets and Hoodies with Drawstrings Recalled by Coolibar Inc. 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 consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Children's Sun Block Jackets and Hoodies

Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation 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 or sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled jackets and hoodies have a drawstring through the hood. They were sold in children's sizes 2 through 12. The jackets were sold in the following colors: tan, stone, bayou blue, crisp blue, white, berry, and citrus. The hoodies were sold in teal, kiwi, mandarin, aloe green, paprika, hibiscus, smokey blue, white, sherbet, cobalt, and stone.

Sold at: Coolibar's catalog and www.coolibar.com from March 2005 through April 2008 (hoodies) and from February 2008 through April 2008 (jackets) for between $25 and $40.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the jacket or hoodie to eliminate the hazard, or contact the firm for instructions on returning the garment to the firm for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Coolibar Inc. toll-free at (866) 266-5422 between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and Saturdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT, visit the firm's Web site at www.coolibar.com, or email the firm at recall@coolibar.com

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