Product Recall – Mirage Fashions Recalls Yoki Girls Faux Leather Jackets with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Yoki Girl’s Faux Leather Jacket
Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children’s upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC’s actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Remedy: Refund, Repair
Consumer Contact: Mirage Fashion’s toll-free at (855) 221-5888 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or by e-mail at Recalls@yokisport.com for additional recall information.
Units: About 758
Description: This recall involves girl’s hooded faux leather jackets with a zipper front closure and bearing a Yoki Girls label at the neck. They were sold in girl’s sizes 7 through 16. The jacket comes in black or charcoal, with drawstrings through the neck area. The coats have snap button pockets on each side and a zippered pocket on the top left chest area. Both the black and charcoal colored jackets have a grey hood. Style number JK2503G is on the product care label located on the lower left inside seam.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Mirage Fashions for a full refund.
Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide January 2012 through August 2013 for about $20.
Distributor: Mirage Fashions of NY LLC