Lion Force Brand Recalls 2,400 Children’s Puffer Coats
Written by James P. Nevin
The brand Lion Force has recalled about 2,400 units of its boys’ puffer coat, sold exclusively at Burlington Coat Factory. The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation risk to children.
Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment hood to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Lion Force Inc, for a full refund. The coats, designed for boys, have black hoods with a dark grey drawstring around the hood. They have a 100% nylon outer shell and a zipoff hood. The words “Lion Force” are printed on the upper left side of the front of the jacket, as well as on the garment tag. Sizes 4-12 are currently being recalled.
In February 1996, Consumer Product Safety Commission (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.
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