CPSC Announces Recall of Girls’ Hooded Jackets Due to Strangulation Hazard

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), the Los Angeles-based LA Fashion Hub is recalling an estimated 2,300 Girls’ Hooded Winter Jackets with drawstrings that pose a strangulation hazard to children. No incidents of injury have yet been reported.

The hazard involves a drawstring which goes through the hood of the jackets. The CPSC issued guidelines concerning drawstrings in children’s jackets and other upper outerwear in February 1996. The guidelines were included in a voluntary standard in 1997, and then in July 2011, the CPSC used the guidelines and standard to create a federal regulation. The purpose of this regulation is to prevent strangulation and/or entanglement of children on neck and waist drawstrings.

The affected girls’ jackets, which were manufactured in China, include a drawstring through the hoods and were sold in sizes 6X, 6, 5, and 4T, and in the colors yellow, turquoise, pink, and red. The jackets are made from polyester and polyester fill; they have a front, snap, zipper, or Velcro closure; they have varying designs on the collar, along the front of the jacket, and on the pockets; and they include an embroidered heart or flower design on the front of the jackets.

These jackets were sold exclusively at dd’s Discount stores across the country for approximately $10 from January 2011 through January 2012.

Consumers may remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard or return the recalled jacket to a dd’s Discount store for a complete refund. For additional information, consumers may call LA Fashion Hub at (800) 919-1001.

If your child has been injured as the result of a defective product in New Jersey, you may be able to pursue civil litigation to recover damages for injuries and other losses. The experienced defective consumer product attorneys in New Jersey at Blume Forte can help you determine the validity of your potential claim. Call us at (973) 635-5400 for a no-cost consultation.

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