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Monday, December 03, 2007

Old Navy Recalls Boys’ Jackets

December 3, 2007
Release #08-108

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (866) 580-9930
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Old Navy Media Contact: (800) 333-7899 x75900

Old Navy Recalls Boys’ Jackets; Drawstring at Waist Poses Entrapment Hazard

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

Name of Product: Performance Fleece-Lined boys’ jackets

Units: About 17,200

Retailer: Old Navy LLC, 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 on waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The performance fleece-lined shell jackets are hooded, zip in the front, and have a drawstring at the waist. The jackets were sold in black or blue in multiple children’s sizes. “Old Navy” is printed on a label at the neck. Style number 507907 is printed on a white label sewn into the side seam of the jacket.

Sold exclusively at: Old Navy stores nationwide and oldnavy.com from August 2007 through November 2007 for about $30.

Manufactured in: Indonesia

Remedy: Consumers should return the jackets to any Old Navy store or, if purchased online, contact Old Navy for instructions on returning the jacket to receive a full refund. Consumers who return the jacket before March 31, 2008 will also receive a $5 appreciation card. Consumers choosing to keep the jacket should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard. Visit www.oldnavy.com for instructions on properly removing the drawstring.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Old Navy at (866) 580-9930 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, Saturday between 12 p.m. and 7 p.m. ET, and Sunday between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. ET, email custserv@oldnavy.com, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.oldnavy.com

Note: CPSC was notified about these garments by the Wisconsin Department of Consumer Protection.

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