Recall: Girls' Winter Jackets with Drawstrings
On 2012-05-08, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Girls' Winter Jackets with Drawstrings due to a potential strangulation hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2011 for about $10.
About 2,000 units are involved in this LA Fashion Hub jacket recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 4th recall of products in the Outerwear & Sweatshirts category in 2012. Since 2005, there have been approximately 130 similar recalls, involving about 2 million product units. See other recalled Outerwear & Sweatshirts.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 919-1001
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What is the problem?
The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recalled girls' winter jackets have drawstrings through the hoods. They were sold in girls' sizes 4T, 5, 6 and 6X and in the following colors: pink, turquoise, red and yellow. The jackets are polyester with polyester fill, have a front zipper, snap or Velcro closures, and different designs stamped on the collar, down the front and on the pockets, and a flower or heart design is embroidered on the front of the jackets.
These items were sold new+ at dd's Discounts stores nationwide from January 2011 through January 2012 for about $10.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.
The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard, or return the jacket to a dd's Discounts store for a full refund.
For additional information, please contact LA Fashion Hub at (800)919-1001 between 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
Incidents & Injuries
+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 in the CPSC recall announcement.
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