Ram's Imports Recalls Girls' Pink Leopard Jackets Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory
WASHINGTON, Dec. 11, 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.
Name of Product: IQ Girls' Hooded Pink Leopard Jackets
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: Ram's Imports toll-free at (855) 346-5950 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.ramsimports.com and click on "product recall" for additional information.
Units: About 756
Description: This recall involves girls pink hooded jackets. The jacket is 97 % cotton 3% spandex. The jackets have pink and black leopard print drawstrings and pink and black leopard print on the sides of the jacket. "IQ girls" is printed on the sewn-in label located on the back of the neck. The model number included in the recall is 86557 and can be found printed on a sewn in label in the back of the neck. This recall involves jacket sizes girls 4 through 12.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Ram's Imports Inc. for a full refund.
Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide October 2010 through August 2013 for about $15.
Distributor: Ram's Imports Inc. of New York, N.Y.
Manufactured in: Indonesia
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