CPSC Recall - Issued 7/17/2013

Boys Hooded Jackets Recalled by 5 Star Kids Apparel Due to Strangulation Hazard

Manufacturer: 5 Star Kids Apparel, LLC dba Mecca 5 Star
Product: Boys Hooded Jackets
Hazard: The recalled jackets have drawstrings with toggles inside the bottom hem and neck area, posing a strangulation hazard to 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.
Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves boy’s long sleeve hooded jackets sizes 2T to XL. The word “Mecca” is embroidered on the front chest of the garment and on the interior label sewn into the neck of the jacket. There are elastic drawstrings around the neck and waist. The style number can be found on a label sewn into the jacket one inch above the bottom seam on the left side.
Remedy: Repair/Refund
Sold At: A&E stores, All Kids Inc 27, Bergen Kids LLC, Children’s Town, Cititrends Inc., Concord Stores, Fordham Kids, Hudson Operating Corp, Kiddie Outlet, Modecraft/Burlington, Myrtle Kids, Pitkin Kids, Suitmart and Youngland from August 2010 through March 2011 for about $30.
Units: About 48,000
Consumer Contact: Mecca 5 Star, toll-free at (880) 229-6833 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or e-mail dsinger@5-starapparel.com.