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ALERT: Boys’ Hoodies Cause a Potential Strangulation Hazard

Submitted by jrlaw on Dec 22nd, 2009

It is not something that we often think of as potentially threatening, but clothing can be added to the seemingly endless list of possible threats to children. According to a story on the New York Injury News, a certain style of hooded flannel and fleece sweatshirts sold exclusively through Burlington Coat Factoryhas recently been recalled. The shirts in question have been shown to present a strangulation hazard, though there have been no reports of injury thus far. The drawstring on the hoodie is at the root of the voluntary product recall.

The garments are boys’ hoodies and were sold under the name “Bay Trading” between September of 2006 and October of 2009. Just-Style.com reports that this recall affects about 13,000 garments.
 
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is advising owners of the product to discontinue use immediately and then remove the potentially dangerous drawstring before returning the item to a Burlington Coat Factory outlet. Customers can also contactthe distributor, Jason Evans at (888) 683-0063. Owners of the item will be issued a full refund of the purchase price.   
 
If you or a loved one has been injured by an unsafe product you should speak with an attorney who specializes in this area. We deal with product liability cases and would be happy to assess your case free of charge.