Recall: Girls' Crewcuts Puffer Coats
On 2016-02-18, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Girls' Crewcuts Puffer Coats due to a potential choking hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2015 for about $155.
About 20,000 units are involved in this J Crew coats recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 1st recall of products in the Outerwear & Sweatshirts category in 2016.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 170 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The buttons on the front of the coat can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves Crewcuts brand girls' puffer coats in dark wine (maroon), navy (blue), and sun washed peony (pink) colors. The coats are padded with geometric squares with six buttons down the front of the coat. There is a faux fur trim lining the hood and the coats were sold in girls sizes 2-14. Only coats with style number C9048 and PO numbers: 5055794, 5056319, 50565325, 8053606, 8053098 or 8053603 are included in the recall. The style and PO number are printed on a care label sewn into the inside seam of the coats along with "FA 15" or "HO 15."
This product was also recalled in Canada. Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2016/57086r-eng.php
These items were sold new+ at J. Crew and Crewcuts stores nationwide, the J. Crew catalog and online at www.jcrew.com from August 2015 through January 2016 for about $155.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coats and return them to J. Crew or Crewcuts stores for a full refund. †Online purchasers will receive email notifications with instructions for returning the coats for a full refund including a postage-paid shipping label. J. Crew is contacting known purchasers directly.†
J. Crew toll free at 800-261-8422 anytime, email at firstname.lastname@example.org or online at https://www.jcrew.com and click on the "Girls" tab located at the top of the page, then click on "Important Safety Notice" located on the top right-hand side of the webpage for more information. †
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
J. Crew has received four reports of the buttons detaching. No injuries have been reported.†
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.
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