Recall: North-Sportif Hooded Jackets and Reversible Vests
On 2010-03-31, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding North-Sportif Hooded Jackets and Reversible Vests due to a potential entrapment and strangulation hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2002 for about $13.
About 700 units are involved in this North-Sportif jacket recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 17th recall of products in the Outerwear & Sweatshirts category in 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 140 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (212) 643-9730
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What is the problem?
The jackets have a drawstring through the hood and the vests have a drawstring through the waist which can pose strangulation and entanglement hazards to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves boys' black hooded jackets with a belt and an elastic drawstring at the neck. "North Sportif" is printed on the jacket's belt. The recalled vest is black and blue and is reversible. The vest has a drawstring around the waist. The garments were sold in sizes small (8-10) and medium (12-14). Both garments have a tag on the neck that reads North Sportif Urban Expedition.
These items were sold new+ at Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from October 2002 through January 2010 for about $13.
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 garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Burlington Coat Factory for a refund or credit.
For additional information, contact North-Sportif collect at (212) 643-9730 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the store's Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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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