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R&D Young Colors Children’s Hooded Jackets

Description: Children's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by R&D International Due to Strangulation Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 19, 2008 Release #09-047 Firm's Recall Hotline: (719) 539-3812 collect CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Children’s Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by R&D International Due to Strangulation Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: Young Colors Children’s Hooded Jackets Units: About 1,500 Importer: R&D International Inc., of Salida, Colo. Hazard: The jackets have drawstrings through the hood and at the waist. Children can get entangled in the drawstrings that can catch on playground equipment, fences or tree branches. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstring in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts. From 1985 through June 2008, CPSC received reports of 27 deaths and 70 non-fatal incidents involving the entanglement of children’s clothing drawstrings. Incidents/Injuries: None reported. Description: The cotton knit and woven hooded jackets have a drawstring through the hood and waist. They were sold in sizes 12 months through size 10 in a variety of solid colors and prints. “Young Colors” is sewn into the jacket tag located at the neck. Sold at: Specialty children’s stores nationwide from April 2004 through September 2007 for about $45. Manufactured in: Peru and Indonesia Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jacket to eliminate the safety hazard. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact R&D International Inc. collect at (719) 539-3812 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. MT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site www.youngcolors.com [Source]

R&D Young Colors Children’s Hooded Jackets Recall Information

Country of OriginIndonesia
Recall Date11/19/2008
Recall ID5007
Recall Number09047
Product TypeClothing (Children)
HazardEntanglement
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