Hazardous Drawstrings Prompt 3 Firms to Recall Girls’ Clothing

We have <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">additional recalls of children’s clothing to report today. Like others we’ve reported in the past, these items are being recalled because they are made with dangerous drawstrings that pose a strangulation hazard.

Children’s Apparel Network, Ltd
Children’s Apparel Network, Ltd is recalling 9,700 Girls’ Hooded Sweaters with Drawstrings that were sold at Burlington Coat Factory, Pamida and Ross Stores nationwide. The sweaters were sold from June 2008 through November 2008 for about $15.

According to the recall notice, the hooded sweaters were sold as part of a 3-piece set with knit shirt and corduroy pants. The girls’ acrylic sweater has flower appliqués and embroidery. A Young Hearts label in the neck seam has RN# 16435. The sweaters were sold in sizes 2-4T and 4-6X.

For additional information on this recall, contact Children’s Apparel Network at (800) 919-1917 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Liberty Apparel Company, Inc.
Liberty Apparel Company, Inc. of New York, N.Y. is recalling 2,300 Jewel Girls’ Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings. These sweatshirts were sold at Marshalls, Burlington Coat Factory and Rainbow Apparel from August 2007 through September 2009 for about $10.

This recall involves the Jewel girls’ zippered, hooded sweatshirts with style number J2184SK. The sweatshirts come in red or white and have small gold and silver hearts with arrows printed on them. The style number is printed on the tag that is sewn on the inside seam of the sweatshirts and “Jewel” is printed on the neck tag. They were sold in children’s sizes small, medium, large, extra-large sizes or sizes 4 through 16.

For additional information on this recall, call Liberty Apparel Company collect at (212) 768-3030 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the company’s Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com.

Bubblegum USA
Bubblegum USA, of Los Angeles, Calif. is recalling about 900 Girls’ Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings. These items were sold at Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from August 2006 through September 2009 for between $15 and $25.

This recall involves girls’ hooded jackets sold in a camouflage design with a grey hood. “Bubblegum USA” and style number GS9548N-521G HZZ is printed on a tag inside the jacket. The jackets were sold in girls’ sizes 7 through 16.

For additional information, contact Bubblegum USA collect at (323) 233-9005 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at www.bubblegumusa.com.

In each of these cases, consumers should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard or return the item to the place of purchase for a full refund.

According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, no incidents or injuries have been reported in regards to any of these items.

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