Easily Detached Buttons on J. Crew Coat Pose Choking Hazard

Easily Detached Buttons on J. Crew Coat Pose Choking Hazard
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February 18, 2016

J. Crew has announced a recall for a girls' puffer coat. The buttons on the front of the jacket can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

The company has received four reports of the buttons detaching. No injuries have been reported.

The recalled applies to the Crewcuts brand girls' puffer coats in dark wine (maroon), navy (blue), and sun washed peony (pink) colors. The coats, sold in sizes 2-14, are padded and feature six buttons running down the front of the coat. There is a faux fur trim lining the hood. Only coats with style number C9048 and PO numbers 5055794, 5056319, 50565325, 8053606, 8053098, or 8053603 are included in the recall. The style and PO number are printed on a care label sewn into the inside seam of the coats along with FA 15 or HO 15.

Customers could purchase the recalled coats at J. Crew and Crewcuts stores nationwide from August 2015 through January 2016 for about $155. They were also available through the J. Crew catalog and website.

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled coats and return them to J. Crew or Crewcuts stores for a full refund. Online purchasers will receive email notifications with instructions for returning the coats for a full refund, including a postage-paid shipping label.

Customers with questions about the recall can contact J. Crew by phone at (800) 261-8422 or by email at 24-7@jcrew.com.