Sunday, August 2, 2009

Boy's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings and Warm up Sets Recalled by Burlington Coat Factory 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: Boys Hooded Sweatshirts and Warm Up Sets

Units: About 13,300

Retailer: Burlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, N.J.

Distributor: KOMAN Sportswear, of Carlstadt, N.J.

Hazard: The sweatshirts and jackets to the warm up sets have drawstrings through the hoods, 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: This recall involves boy's hooded sweatshirt Style No. 3650-B in colors black, brown, charcoal, heather grey and navy; and faux suede warm up sets Style No. B9560ST in colors black, brown and khaki. Both the sweatshirts and warm up sets have the style numbers and the name KOMAN printed on the hangtag on the center back neck, with sizes S, M, L, or XL .

Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory nationwide from September 2008 through June 2009. The sweatshirts sold for about $13 and warm up sets for $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts and jackets to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to any Burlington Coat Factory store for a refund or credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Burlington Coat Factory toll-free at (888) 223-2628 between 8:30 a.m. and 6p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com .

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