Dillard's Recalls Baby Jackets Due to Choking Hazard

the metal snaps on the Coats can detach, thereby posing a choking hazard to children

Dillards Faux-Fur Hooded Bear Coats / Dillard's Recalls Baby Jackets Due to Choking Hazard
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March 06, 2017

Dillard's has issued a recall for about 1,800 Faux-Fur Hooded Bear Coats due to the possibility that the metal snaps on the jackets can detach, thereby posing a choking hazard to children.

This recall involves the Starting Out Baby Girls 3-24 Months Faux-Fur Hooded Bear Coat with style numbers F64CI801I and F64CI801N. The coat is labeled for children aged 3-24 months and has metal snap closures. It is an ivory faux fur coat with animal ears on the hood. The Starting Out logo and style number can be found on the tag sewn into the garment.

To date, Dillard's has received one report of the coats snaps detaching. No injuries have been reported in connection to this recall thus far.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coat and return it to the nearest Dillard's store for a full refund. To obtain a prepaid envelope to return the product by mail, customers can contact Dillard's.

The affected coats were sold at Dillard's stores nationwide and online from September 2016 through December 2016 for about $40.

Consumers with additional questions about this recall can contact Dillard's at (800) 345-5273.

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