WASHINGTON, April 24, 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.
Name of Product: "Me Jane" and "B-Hip Kids by Me Jane" girls' jackets with faux fur trim
Units: About 13,000
Importer: Louise Paris Ltd., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The jackets have drawstrings at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and pose an entanglement hazard to young 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 two girls' polyfill jackets with faux-fur trim around the hoods and drawstrings at the waist. They were sold under the labels "Me Jane Kids" or "B-Hip Kids by Me Jane", and the labels bearing these names are found at the back neck of the garments. The jackets were sold in youth sizes 4- 6X and 7-16. These jackets were also labeled by sizes S, M, L. One style labeled "Me Jane Kids" is fleece with front drawstrings with toggles at the ends and sold in the following colors: green, charcoal grey and black. Other "Me Jane Kids" or "B-Hip Kids by Me Jane" brand labeled bubble jackets have drawstrings on the back, no toggles and were sold in the following colors: purple, black, pink, coffee, and cream.
Sold Exclusively at: Ross Stores, Inc. nationwide from November 2011 through January 2012 for about $20.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard and contact Louise Paris for instructions on how to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Louise Paris at (877) 537-7517 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at [email protected].
Photos are available on CPSC.gov at http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml12/12157.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: (877) 537-7517
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission