Boys hooded jackets pose strangulation hazard

Posted on May 15, 2012

At the request of the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission, Bonded Apparel Incorporated has announced a voluntary recall of an estimated 720 of its zip front hooded jackets for boys due to a choking hazard. Under the safety guidelines established by the Consumer Product Safety Commission regulating children’s upper outerwear equipped with adjustable drawstrings, the SX and QH line of boys hooded zip front jackets sold by dd’s Discount Stores across the country pose a noncompliant strangulation hazard to the children wearing them. The jackets affected by this recall were manufactured in China and distributed by Bonded Apparel, a clothing distributor headquartered in Los Angeles, California. These long sleeved hooded boys jackets feature a fake fur lining and are available in three colors: aqua green, army green, and black. They feature either an embroidered number 2 or letter B in their left chest pocket area or the word AB Sportwear or ROCK embroidered across the chest.  An interior neck label bears either the SX or QH model designation, and the jackets were sold in sizes ranging from 4 to 7 or small, medium, or large. These jackets retailed for approximately $8 and were available for purchase only at dd’s Discount stores between August 2011 and December 2011. Consumers in possession of affected products should not allow their children to wear them without removing the drawstring from the jacket. Consumers can also contact the manufacturer for instructions on obtaining a full refund of the purchase price.

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