Boys¿ Hooded Jackets Recalled by Bonded Apparel; Neck Drawstrings Pose Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at dd¿s Discounts

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
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Name of Product: SX and QH Boys¿ Zip-front Hooded Jackets
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Units: About 720
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Importer: Bonded Apparel Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.
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Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
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Incidents/Injuries: None reported
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Description: This recall involves boys¿ long-sleeved zip-front hooded jackets. The jackets were sold in three colors: army green, aqua green and black and have a fake fur lining. The jackets have one of four designs: the number ¿2¿ or the letter ¿B¿ embroidered on the left front chest; or the word ¿ROCK¿ or ¿AB Sportwear¿ embroidered across the chest. The jackets were sold in sizes 4-7 or S, M, and L. Either ¿SX¿ or ¿QH¿ appears on the label stitched at the neck. The jackets have model numbers: 1006, 1029, 1058 and 1061, however the model number only appears on the original hang tag and not on the product.
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Sold exclusively at: dd¿s Discounts stores nationwide from August 2011 through December 2011 for about $8.
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Manufactured in: China
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Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jacket from their child and remove the drawstring or contact Bonded Apparel for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.
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Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bonded Apparel toll-free at (888) 974-1555 between 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

( May 15, 2012 )

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Name of Product: SX and QH Boys¿ Zip-front Hooded Jackets


Units: About 720


Importer: Bonded Apparel Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.


Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.


Incidents/Injuries: None reported


Description: This recall involves boys¿ long-sleeved zip-front hooded jackets. The jackets were sold in three colors: army green, aqua green and black and have a fake fur lining. The jackets have one of four designs: the number ¿2¿ or the letter ¿B¿ embroidered on the left front chest; or the word ¿ROCK¿ or ¿AB Sportwear¿ embroidered across the chest. The jackets were sold in sizes 4-7 or S, M, and L. Either ¿SX¿ or ¿QH¿ appears on the label stitched at the neck. The jackets have model numbers: 1006, 1029, 1058 and 1061, however the model number only appears on the original hang tag and not on the product.


Sold exclusively at: dd¿s Discounts stores nationwide from August 2011 through December 2011 for about $8.


Manufactured in: China


Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jacket from their child and remove the drawstring or contact Bonded Apparel for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.


Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bonded Apparel toll-free at (888) 974-1555 between 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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