Girls' Coats Sold at Nordstrom Rack Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

Girls' Coats Sold at Nordstrom Rack Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard
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April 24, 2014

Runway Global has issued a recall of roughly 1,700 Girls' Sugarfly Peacoats. The recalled coats have a drawstring tie sewn into the side seam at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors, posing significant entanglement hazard to children.

In February 1996, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued guidelines about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

The recalled coats come in three different colors: solid black, charcoal plaid and purple plaid. The coats were sold in girls' sizes S (7-8), M (10-12), L (14), and XL (16). Style number KEM236 is located on the label found inside on the side seam of the garment. 'Sugarfly' is printed on a label sewn into the neck of the coat.

The girls' peacoats affected by this recall were sold at Nordstrom Rack stores nationwide from October 2010 through November 2010, as well as online from September 2013 through November 2013.

Consumers should immediately detach the tie from the side seams of the coat to eliminate the hazard, or return the coat to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For additional information on this recall, contact Runway Global at 855-303-8250.