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U.S. Polo Assn. Recalls Girl's Jacket Due to Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20030904/USCSCLOGO)

Recall Summary

Name of Product: U.S. Polo Assn. girl's jackets

Hazard:  The jackets have a band of material at the neck that can pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, 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.

Remedy:  Refund or Repair

Consumer Contact:  Q4 Designs LLC at (800) 741-0127 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, or online at www.q4designs.com and click on Product Recall for more information.

To see photos of the recalled products, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/US-Polo-Assn-Recalls-Girls-Jacket/

Recall Details

Units:  About 1,400

Description: This recall involves U.S. Polo Assn. girl's jackets. The jackets have the name U.S. Polo Assn. with the year 1890 and crossed polo mallets on the jacket's upper right exterior and a silhouette of two polo players and the initials USPA on the jacket's upper left exterior.  The jackets come in the colors fuchsia, green and cream in girl's sizes 4-16.  The name Q4 Designs LLC and style numbers can be found on the white tracking label tag sewn into the inside of the jacket near the waist band. Recalled style numbers include: U274-200 for sizes 4-6 and U274-300 for sizes 7-16.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should remove or cut the band to eliminate the hazard, or contact Q4 Designs to obtain a full refund.

Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory, Kids Stop and Cookie's Department Stores from August 2013 to October 2013 for about $15.

Importer: Samsung C&T America, Inc., New York, N.Y.

Manufactured in: China

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
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Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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