Girls' Hooded Winter Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by LA Fashion Hub Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at dd's Discounts

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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: Girls' Winter Jackets with drawstrings

Units: About 2,300

Importer: LA Fashion Hub, 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: The recalled girls' winter jackets have drawstrings through the hoods. They were sold in girls' sizes 4T, 5, 6 and 6X and in the following colors: pink, turquoise, red and yellow. The jackets are polyester with polyester fill, have a front zipper, snap or Velcro closures, and different designs stamped on the collar, down the front and on the pockets, and a flower or heart design is embroidered on the front of the jackets.

Sold exclusively at: dd's Discounts stores nationwide from January 2011 through January 2012 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy:  Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard, or return the jacket to a dd's Discounts store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact:  For additional information, please contact LA Fashion Hub at (800) 919-1001 between 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or email the firm at lafashionhub@yahoo.com.

Photos of this product are available at www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml12/12167.html.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 919-1001
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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