Friday, February 19, 2010

Children's Hooded Jackets Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory Recalled by Franshaw 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 Hooded Jackets

Units: About 2,400

Importer: Franshaw Inc., 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) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled in the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Blue Heart and Just a Girl brand children's sweatshirts. The Blue Heart sweatshirts are olive and pink, and have style number 48052. The Just a Girl sweatshirts were sold in light blue, and have style number 48052. RN 87888 is printed in the center of the back neck. The sweatshirts were sold in sizes 4 to 6X.

Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from September 2006 through September 2009 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Burlington Coat Factory or to Franshaw Inc. for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Franshaw Inc. at (800) 477-3274 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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