Friday, February 19, 2010

Bobens Trading Recalls Girls' Hooded Sweatshirts With Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory

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: Girl's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

Units: About 3,900

Importer: Bobens Trading Co. Inc., of Hicksville, N.Y.

Hazard: The hooded zip sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996 CPSC, issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled in the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments such as sweatshirts and jackets.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall involves "Old Skool" girls' hoodie sweatshirts with long and short sleeves in sizes S - XL and in a variety of colors and designs. The neck seam label reads "Old Skool" and includes the garment size. The recalled style numbers GC5810, GV105, GV104 and GF254, were printed on the hang tags along with the price.

Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from November 2007 to September 2009 from about $8.00 to $20.00.

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 Bobens Trading Co. Inc., for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information contact: Bobens Trading Co. Inc. at (516) 433-8490 between 10 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the Burlington Coat Factory's Web site at

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