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Boys’ puffer coats recalled over strangulation hazard

Posted at 2:28 PM, Feb 05, 2014
and last updated 2014-02-05 17:44:40-05


(WTVR) — Thousands coats sold at Burlington Coat Factory between November 2010 and September 2013 are being recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission because of a strangulation hazard.

Officials said about 2400 Lion Force Boys’ Puffer Coats, which sold for about $30, were being recalled because the jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.

The recall involves boys’ black hooded coats with dark gray drawstrings around the hood. The coats are 100% nylon on the outer shell with a zip-off hood. The wrist cuffs and waist band are elasticized. There are two front Velcro-flap pockets and an inner stow pocket on the coats. “Lion Force” is printed on the upper left side of the front of the coat and on the sewn on tag at the back of the neck. This recall involves boys’ coat sizes 4 through 12.

Consumers should remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard. You can also return the garment for a full refund.

Call Lion Force toll-free at 855-441-5466 for more information.

No injuries have been reported.

Click here for more on the recall from the CPC.