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Burlington Coat Factory Recalls Boys Hooded Jackets

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The first week of March, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Burlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, N.J. recalled Boys’ Ten West Apparel Hooded Jackets. The jackets have drawstrings through the hoods, posing a strangulation hazard to children.

In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.This recall involves boy’s jackets sold in size 10/12 and are black cotton with a white fleece lining. “TEN 1 WEST” is printed on a hang tag on the center of the back neck.. They were sold at Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from November 2006 through September 2009 for about $12. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to any Burlington Coat Factory store for a refund or credit.. Burlington Coat Factory can be contacted toll-free at (888) 223-2628 or visit the firm’s Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.