Friday, December 28, 2007

Gap Outlet Recalls Boys' Jackets; Drawstring at Waist Poses EntrapmentHazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntaryrecall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: "Warmest Jacket" Boys' Jackets
Units: About 16,200
Retailer: Gap Outlet, operated by Gap Inc., of San Francisco, Calif.
Hazard: The jackets have a waist drawstring with a toggle that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or doorways, which can pose an entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from getting entangled at the waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The jackets are hooded, zip in front, and have a drawstring at the waist. They were sold in navy and gray in multiple children's sizes. "Gap Outlet" is printed on a label at the neck. Style number 513573 is printed on a white label sewn behind the size and product care label near the neckline.
Sold exclusively at: Gap Outlet stores nationwide from September 2007 through December 2007 for about $50.
Manufactured in: Indonesia
Remedy: Consumers should stop wearing the jacket immediately and return it to any Gap Outlet store for a full refund. Consumers who return the jacket before April 30, 2008, will also receive a $5 appreciation card. Consumers choosing to keep the jacket should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact the company toll-free at (888) 747-3704 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, Saturday 12 p.m. through 7 p.m. ET, and Sunday 12 p.m. through 6p.m., or visit the firm's Web site at www.gapinc.com

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