Lion Force Inc., of Brooklyn, N.Y. has recalled its Lion Force Boys’ Puffer Coats. The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (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.
This recall involves boys’ black hooded coats with dark gray drawstrings around the hood. The coats are 100 percent nylon on the outer shell with a zip-off hood. The wrist cuffs and waistband are elasticized. There are two front Velcro-flap pockets and an inner stow pocket on the coats. “Lion Force” is printed on the upper left side of the front of the coat and on the sewn on tag at the back of the neck. This recall involves boys’ coat sizes 4 through 12. No injuries have been reported.
The coats were sold exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide November 2010 through September 2013 for about $30.Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Lion Force Inc. for a full refund. Contact Lion Force toll-free at 855-441-5466, 24-hours a day, every day.
Photos available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Lion-Force-Recalls-Boys-Puffer-Coats/
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