The Bon-Ton Department Stores Inc., in conjunction with the CPSC, is recalling about 3,240 Children’s fleece hooded zip-up jackets with neck drawstrings because the drawstring could pose a strangulation hazard to children.
In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
The recalled hoodies are for boys from ages 8-20 and are under the brand-name “Burnside”. The jackets come in sizes from small through x-large and have multiple designs of the front. The recalled product will have the “RN # 39209” labeled on the tag of the jacket.
The recalled items were available at Bon-Ton, Bergner’s, Boston Store, Carson Pirie Scott, Elder-Beerman, Herberger’s and Younkers retail stores across the U.S. and Parisian stores in the Detroit from August 2007 to October 2007. So far there have been no reported injuries from the drawstrings.
For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Defective and Dangerous Products.