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Boys’ Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Brand Evolution Due to Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–March 10, 2010.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Locks All Over Boys’ Hoody, All Over Skaters Boy’s Hoody and Rock Mask Boy’s Hoody

Units: About 2800

Manufacturer: Locks All Over and All Over Skater by Timex, of China; Rock Mask Hoody by Bordados, of Peru

Distributor: Brand Evolution, of Philadelphia, Pa.

Hazard: The hoodies have drawstrings through the hoods that pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments such as sweatshirts and jackets.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled boys hooded sweatshirts come in three styles: All Over Locks style #MSK7SK3400B in white with colored printed padlocks in sizes S, M, L and XL; All Over Skaters style #SKATBS7K302B in white with red and orange skaters in S, M, L, and XL; and Rock Mask Hoody style #KROCKF7K300K in solid black with imprint in sizes 4, 5, 6 and 7.

Sold at: The recalled items were sold at the Burlington Coat Factory, Amm One Inc., Avante, Dr. Jays, Stop, E & J Lawrence Corp., Exclusive Wear, G-Pulse Apparel, Hip Hop World, Nouveau, Stop Kid, Unica, and Village Mart.

Manufactured in: Locks All Over and All Over Skaters in China; Rock Mask in Peru.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to the place of purchase for a refund or credit.

Consumer Contact: For Additional information contact Brand Evolution toll-free at (877) 330-3911 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at www.burlingtoncoat.com

 

Source: cpsc.gov

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