What is the problem?
The jackets have drawstrings at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and pose an entanglement hazard to young 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?
This recall involves two girls' polyfill jackets with faux-fur trim around the hoods and drawstrings at the waist. They were sold under the labels "Me Jane Kids" or "B-Hip Kids by Me Jane", and the labels bearing these names are found at the back neck of the garments. The jackets were sold in youth sizes 4- 6X and 7-16. These jackets were also labeled by sizes S, M, L. One style labeled "Me Jane Kids" is fleece with front drawstrings with toggles at the ends and sold in the following colors: green, charcoal grey and black. Other "Me Jane Kids" or "B-Hip Kids by Me Jane" brand labeled bubble jackets have drawstrings on the back, no toggles and were sold in the following colors: purple, black, pink, coffee, and cream.
These items were sold new+ at Ross Stores, Inc. nationwide from November 2011 through January 2012 for about $20.
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 drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard and contact Louise Paris for instructions on how to receive a full refund.
For additional information, please contact Louise Paris at (877)537-7517 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at email@example.com
+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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What if I don't own this, but I own something similar?
It is possible that your item was included in a different recall, or will be recalled in the future. To find out, add your item to a free, private Items I Own account. Items I OwnTM will check your items against the past 13 years of CPSC recalls, then keep checking daily for new ones. Click "I Own a SIMILAR Item" to continue.
Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.