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One of the recalled coats

10,000 hooded jackets, sweatshirts recalled

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Burlington Coat Factory, has announced a voluntary recall of a number of hooded jackets and sweatshirts.

The hooded jackets and sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood and/or waist that can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children, the announcement said.

Consumers should stop using the clothes immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

About 10,000 items have been recalled:

  • Aeropostale boys’ small pullover sweatshirt with Aeropostale printed on the front.
  • Apple Bottom girls’ size 7 – 16 zippered velvet jacket with “Apple Bottom” embroidered on back.
  • Deere Park boys’ zippered jackets in red and blue, all boys’ sizes.
  • Disney Winnie the Pooh zippered jackets with a picture of Winnie the Pooh on the front. Blue with white sleeves with green and blue stripes on the sleeves; in sizes 2T, 3T, 4T.
  • Gray Wolf zippered jacket with Grey Wolf tag inside jacket and drawstring waist; dark blue sizes13-14.
  • Jonathon Stone zippered jacket with “55” printed on the front. “J.stone” is printed on the tag on the back of neck. Blue, red and white, large size.
  • L Kani Gold (sold from Oct. 24, 2008) boys’ zippered sweatshirt. Brown, black and grey, Youth L (16/18).
  • Miletta zippered jackets; black with faux fur cuffs and hood; size medium (9 - 10).
  • Mirika girls’ zippered sweatshirts with embroidery on sleeves; red; medium.
  • New York girls’ zippered sleeveless sweatshirt with “33 New York” embroidered on jacket; light blue; small
  • Ruff Stuff (Date approximately 1995) boys’ zipper and snap-close jackets; blue and light blue; size 14-16.
  • Sergio Benini (September 2007) zippered heavy jackets with snaps; brown; medium.
The items were sold at Burlington Coat Factory and other retailers nationwide from January 1995 through September 2009 for between $7 and $30.

Consumers are urged to immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Burlington Coat Factory for a full refund or credit.

For more information, contact the company toll-free at 888-223-2628 between 8:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at