Saturday, July 18, 2009

Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by EMH Associates Due to Entrapment 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: Hooded jackets

Units: About 4,400

Distributor: EMH Associates Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring around the waist which can pose an 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 or sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled children's jackets were sold in sizes 7/8 through 16 and have RN number 115036 and style numbers WD36687 or WD36689, which is located on the care label of all garments. The jackets come in turquoise and brown plaid, pink, and orange and brown plaid.

Sold at: Meijers Stores nationwide in July 2008 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to EMH Associates Inc. for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information contact EMH Associates collect at (212) 575-4311 between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.meijer.com

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