Girls’ Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Recalled by Bubblegum USA Due to Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–March 24, 2010.  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of product: Girls’ Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings

Units: About 900

Distributor: Bubblegum USA, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves girls’ hooded jackets sold in a camouflage design with a grey hood. “Bubblegum USA” and style number GS9548N-521G HZZ is printed on a tag inside the jacket. The jackets were sold in girls’ sizes 7 through 16.

Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from August 2006 through September 2009 for between $15 and $25.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the jacket to Bubblegum USA or Burlington Coat Factory for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Bubblegum USA collect at (323) 233-9005 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s Web site at