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Chinese-made hooded childs' jackets recalled

By Adriana Stuijt     Jan 9, 2009 in Business
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission and the US based manufacturer Ms Bubbles have recalled 55,000 Chinese-made girls blue denim passport jackets. Reason: strangulation hazard. The jackets have a drawstring through the hood.
The CPSC said the company , Ms Bubbles of California, had voluntarily withdrawn the jackets and would refund customers who returned the jackets. The garments were made in China.
They said while no injuries have been reported, the drawstring could pose a strangulation hazard to children.
They had issued guidelines in February 1996 regarding such the use of neck- and waist-drawstrings in upper garments because of the strangulation hazards to children.
The recalled blue denim jackets have a white terrycloth underlay lining and drawstring.
The jackets were sold in children’s sizes medium (7-10), large (11-14) and x-large (15-16). Style number BF1400 KP is printed on the hang tag attached to the garment. Sold at: T.J. Maxx, J.C. Penney, and Forman Mills stores in the United States from August 2007 through December 2007 for about $10.
The advice also is is for consumers to immediately remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard, or return to the garment to either the place of purchase, or to Ms Bubbles Inc. to receive a refund.
Contact Ms. Bubbles toll-free at (866) 342-3802 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PST, Monday through Friday. see
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