On May 27, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Hind Fashions announced a safety recall of approximately 200 boys' hooded jackets with drawstrings due to a possible strangulation hazard. The jackets do not comply with industry standards for drawstrings that were put in place by the CPSC in 1997.
The recall affects the following styles of boys' hooded jackets (with drawstrings) that were sold in Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from January 2006 through September 2009 for between $30 and $90:
- Blue suede "Hind Leather" jacket with fur lining, available in sizes 6 through 12
- Black quilted "Lil' Phat" leather jacket with fur around the hood, available in sizes small, medium, and large
Consumers are advised to immediately remove the drawstrings from the recalled jackets and return the product to Hind Fashions or Burlington Coat Factory for a full refund. Hind Fashions can be reached at 888-643-4463.