Boys’ Puffer Coats Pose Strangulation Hazard
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) Lion Force has issued a nationwide recall for 2,400 Boys’ Puffer Coats, which were sold exclusively at the Burlington Coat Factory. The drawstrings can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
Recall based on CPSC Regulations
Although there have been no reports of strangulation or injuries resulting from the drawstrings, the recall is based on a federal regulation issued by the CPSC in July 2011 which provides guidelines about drawstrings in children’s upper wear.
The CPSC notes that the drawstring in the Lion Force Boys’ Puffer Coats does not meet this regulation, and, as such, poses a significant risk to children who wear the coat.
Consumers should either return the recalled coats to Lion Force Inc. for a full refund, or remove the drawstrings from the hood to prevent the hazard.
Description of the Recalled Coats
- The recalled product is a black, hooded boy’s puffer jacket with dark gray drawstrings around the hood.
- The jackets are composed of 100% nylon on the outer shell with a zip-off hood.
- Both the waist band and wrist cuffs are elastic.
- There is an inner stow pocket, as well as two Velcro-flap pockets located at the front of the coat.
- “Lion Force” is printed on the upper left side of the front of the coat, and on a tag sewn onto the back of the neck.
- The coats were sold at Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from November 2010 to September 2013.
- The coats were sold for $30.