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Girl’s Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Regaliti Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory

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: Girl’s Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings

Units: 3,600

Distributor: Regaliti Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February1996, 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 sweatshirts and jackets.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves girl’s cropped jackets in a velvet-like material with a hoodie that has a drawstring. The jackets were sold under the Betty Blue brand name in pink, red, blue and brown, and in children’s sizes small through XL. Betty Blue Girls is printed on the hangtag on the neck.

Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from November 2007 through September 2009 for about $4.

Manufactured in: Hong Kong

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Burlington Coat Factory or Regaliti for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Regaliti collect at (212) 840-0202 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. ET Wednesday through Friday or visit Burlington Coat Factory’s Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com

 

Source: cpsc.gov

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