Recall: Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings
On 2010-03-17, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings due to a potential strangulation hazard. This product sold new beginning in July 2006 for about $6 to $30.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Haselson International Trading sweatshirt recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 12th recall of products in the Outerwear & Sweatshirts category in 2010. Since 2005, there have been approximately 130 similar recalls, involving about 2 million product units. See other recalled Outerwear & Sweatshirts.
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Phone: (800) 217-4478
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What is the problem?
The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to 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 in the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments such as sweatshirts and jackets.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves children's sweatshirts sold in sizes 4 through 7 and S (8) and M (10-12). The sweatshirts were sold in various colors and prints. The brand name Kani Gold or Road Block is printed inside of the garment on the neck tag.
These items were sold new+ at Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from July 2006 through September 2009 for between $6 and $30.
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 sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the sweatshirts to Burlington Coat Factory or the Haselson for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Haselson toll-free at (800) 217-4478 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, or visit the store's Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.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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