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Vests, hooded jackets recalled

The Consumer Product Safety Commission said today it has recalled hooded jackets and vests that it says can pose strangulation and entanglement hazards to young children.

The black-hooded jackets from North-Sportif Inc. of New York City, which is participating in the voluntary recall, have a belt and an elastic drawstring at the neck, the commission said in a statement. The reversible vest is black and blue, with a drawstring around the waist. Both have a tag on the neck that reads "North Sportif Urban Expedition."

The clothing was sold for about $13 at Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from October 2002 through January.

No injuries have been reported, the statement said. It said consumers should remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Burlington for a refund or credit.

For additional information, contact North-Sportif collect at (212) 643-9730 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Fort Wayne time Monday through Friday, or visit the store's Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com.

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