Girls’ Jackets Sold at Ross Stores Recalled for Entanglement Hazard
Louise Paris recently announced a recall of “Me Jane” and “B-Hip Kids by Me Jane” girls’ jackets with faux fur trim. No incidents have been reported.
The girls’ jackets have drawstrings at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and pose an entanglement hazard to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) 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.
The two girls’ polyfill jackets with faux-fur trim were sold from November 2011 through January 2012. This recall involves two girls’ polyfill jackets with faux-fur trim around the hoods and drawstrings at the waist. They were sold under the labels “Me Jane Kids” or “B-Hip Kids by Me Jane”, and the labels bearing these names are found at the back neck of the garments. The jackets were sold in youth sizes 4- 6X and 7-16. These jackets were also labeled by sizes S, M, L. One style labeled “Me Jane Kids” is fleece with front drawstrings with toggles at the ends and sold in the following colors: green, charcoal grey and black. Other “Me Jane Kids” or “B-Hip Kids by Me Jane” brand labeled bubble jackets have drawstrings on the back, no toggles and were sold in the following colors: purple, black, pink, coffee, and cream.
Approximately 13,000 girls’ jackets were sold at Ross Stores, Inc. nationwide from November 2011 through January 2012 for about $20.
According to the recall notice, consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard and contact Louise Paris for instructions on how to receive a full refund.
If you have suffered an injury caused by a recalled clothing item, a defective products attorney may be able to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. For more information, call 1-888-BURNETTI.