Boys’ Hooded Jackets Recalled

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About 48,000 boys long sleeve hooded jackets have been recalled by 5 Star Kids Apparel due to strangulation hazards, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Why the product is being recalled: The recalled jackets have drawstrings with toggles inside the bottom hem and neck area, posing a strangulation hazard to children. 

Description: The recall involves boy’s long sleeve hooded jackets sizes 2T to XL. The word “Mecca” is embroidered on the front chest of the garment and on the interior label sewn into the neck of the jacket.  There are elastic drawstrings around the neck and waist.  The style number can be found on a label sewn into the jacket one inch above the bottom seam on the left side. A complete list of the style numbers and sizes can be found on the CPSC website here

Where it was sold: The jackets were sold at A&E stores, All Kids Inc 27, Bergen Kids LLC, Children’s Town, Cititrends Inc., Concord Stores, Fordham Kids, Hudson Operating Corp, Kiddie Outlet, Modecraft/Burlington, Myrtle Kids, Pitkin Kids, Suitmart and Youngland from August 2010 through March 2011 for about $30.

Consumers should remove the drawstrings immediately, cut drawstrings out of the garment including toggle and continue to use jackets once both are removed. Customers can return the product to the store where purchased for a full refund.

For more information, contact Mecca 5 Star, toll-free at (880) 229-6833 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail dsinger@5-starapparel.com.

View the full recall on the CPSC’s website here.

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