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Coolibar recalls children's sun block jackets & hoodies
Jun '08
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Children's Sun Block Jackets and Hoodies

Units: About 3,000

Importer: Coolibar Inc., of St. Louis Park, Minn.

Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled jackets and hoodies have a drawstring through the hood. They were sold in children's sizes 2 through 12. The jackets were sold in the following colors: tan, stone, bayou blue, crisp blue, white, berry, and citrus. The hoodies were sold in teal, kiwi, mandarin, aloe green, paprika, hibiscus, smokey blue, white, sherbet, cobalt, and stone.

Sold at: Coolibar's catalog and coolibar.com from March 2005 through April 2008 (hoodies) and from February 2008 through April 2008 (jackets).

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the jacket or hoodie to eliminate the hazard, or contact the firm for instructions on returning the garment to the firm for a full refund.

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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