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The last week of July, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Burlington Coat Factory, of Burlington, N.J. recalled 13,300 hooded sweatshirts and warm up sets. The sweatshirts and jackets to the warm up sets 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 hooded sweatshirt Style No. 3650-B in colors black, brown, charcoal, heather grey and navy; and faux suede warm up sets Style No. B9560ST in colors black, brown and khaki. Both the sweatshirts and warm up sets have the style numbers and the name KOMAN printed on the hangtag on the center back neck, with sizes S, M, L, or XL . They were sold at Burlington Coat Factory nationwide from September 2008 through June 2009. The sweatshirts sold for about $13 and warm up sets for $20. They were made in China.

Consumers should immediately Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts and 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

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.


  1. Gravatar for Daniel 8791

    Drawstrings again !!?.. These poorly run companies need to be held liable if they can't get their stuff together. At least the goverment is doing a better job now of watching these meatheads.

  2. Gravatar for Mike Bryant

    it is amazing that some many of them seem to be flaunting the law. Hopefully, they all get caught. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment.

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