Recall: Girls' coats
On 2010-05-27, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Girls' coats due to a potential strangulation hazard. This product sold new beginning in September 2006 for about $70 to $100.
About 10,000 units are involved in this S. Rothschild jacket recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 30th recall of products in the Outerwear & Sweatshirts category in 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 160 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (800) 223-2664
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What is the problem?
Drawstrings on the detachable cape can pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (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 S. Rothschild girls' wool coats with a detachable cape. The coats were sold in pink, red, blue and vanilla with a faux fur cape and in charcoal and vanilla with a faux fur trimmed cape. Two faux pompoms are attached to the end of drawstrings that hang from the cape. The sewn-in neck tag reads, "ROTHSCHILD SINCE 1881." See recalled style numbers.
These items were sold new+ at Burlington Coat Factory, Famous Barr, Filene's Basement, Parisian and other retail stores nationwide from September 2006 through September 2009 for between $70 and $100.
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 cape or remove the detachable cape to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the cape to S. Rothschild for a free repair.
For additional information, contact S. Rothschild at (800) 223-2664 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.rothschildcoats.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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