Mirage Fashions Recalls Yoki Girls Faux Leather Jackets with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory

WASHINGTON, Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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Recall Summary

Name of Product: Yoki Girl's Faux Leather Jacket

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines 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.

Remedy: Refund, Repair

Consumer Contact: Mirage Fashion's toll-free at (855) 221-5888 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or by e-mail at Recalls@yokisport.com for additional recall information.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Mirage-Fashions-Recalls-Yoki-GirlsFaux-Leather-Jackets-with-Drawstrings

Recall Details

Units: About 758

Description: This recall involves girl's hooded faux leather jackets with a zipper front closure and bearing a Yoki Girls label at the neck. They were sold in girl's sizes 7 through 16. The jacket comes in black or charcoal, with drawstrings through the neck area. The coats have snap button pockets on each side and a zippered pocket on the top left chest area. Both the black and charcoal colored jackets have a grey hood. Style number JK2503G is on the product care label located on the lower left inside seam.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Mirage Fashions for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at:  Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide January 2012 through August 2013 for about $20.

Distributor: Mirage Fashions of NY LLC

Manufactured in: China

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.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission



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