Girl’s Jackets: “Me Jane” and “B-Hip Kids by Me Jane” girls’ jackets with faux fur trim

Girls’ Jackets Recalled by Louise Paris; Waist Drawstrings Pose Entanglement Hazard; Sold Exclusively at Ross Stores

April 24, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: “Me Jane” and “B-Hip Kids by Me Jane” girls’ jackets with faux fur trim

Units: About 13,000

Importer: Louise Paris Ltd., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The jackets have drawstrings at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and pose an entanglement hazard to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None Reported

Description: This recall involves two girls’ polyfill jackets with faux-fur trim around the hoods and drawstrings at the waist. They were sold under the labels “Me Jane Kids” or “B-Hip Kids by Me Jane”, and the labels bearing these names are found at the back neck of the garments. The jackets were sold in youth sizes 4- 6X and 7-16. These jackets were also labeled by sizes S, M, L. One style labeled “Me Jane Kids” is fleece with front drawstrings with toggles at the ends and sold in the following colors: green, charcoal grey and black. Other “Me Jane Kids” or “B-Hip Kids by Me Jane” brand labeled bubble jackets have drawstrings on the back, no toggles and were sold in the following colors: purple, black, pink, coffee, and cream.

Sold Exclusively at: Ross Stores, Inc. nationwide from November 2011 through January 2012 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard and contact Louise Paris for instructions on how to receive a full refund

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact Louise Paris at (877) 537-7517 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or at complaints@louiseparis.com

 

If your child’s product happened to be on the recall list, stop using the equipment immediately. Contact the manufacturer immediately to confirm about the recall and inquire about the next step and relevant information. Do not use the equipment until the repair kit or replacement has arrived or has been installed.

 

Keep your baby safe!

 

Carlisle White Pump Kit -- 1 each.
Rating: (0)
 
Retail Price: Varies based on product options
Amazon Price: View Sale Price
 
Price as of 11/22/2017 10:49 UTC
» Shop now
Disney Cuddly Bodysuit 5-Pack
Rating: (0)
 
Retail Price: Varies based on product options
Amazon Price: View Sale Price
 
Price as of 11/22/2017 10:49 UTC
» Shop now

Columbia Big Girls' Benton Springs Fleece
Rating: (0)
 
Retail Price: $36.00
Amazon Price: View Sale Price
 
Price as of 11/22/2017 10:49 UTC
» Shop now
Columbia Little Girls' Benton Springs Fleece Jacket
Rating: (0)
 
Retail Price: $30.00
Amazon Price: View Sale Price
 
Price as of 11/22/2017 10:49 UTC
» Shop now

Columbia Girls 2T-6X Ballistic Fleece Jacket
Rating: (0)
 
Retail Price: Varies based on product options
Amazon Price: View Sale Price
 
Price as of 11/22/2017 10:49 UTC
» Shop now
Pink Platinum Girls' Light Weight Fleece Jacket
Rating: (0)
 
Retail Price: Varies based on product options
Amazon Price: View Sale Price
 
Price as of 11/22/2017 10:49 UTC
» Shop now

Step2 Naturally Playful Lookout Treehouse
Rating: (0)
 
Retail Price: $159.99
Amazon Price: $125.99
You Save: $34.00 (21%)  
Price as of 11/22/2017 10:49 UTC
» Shop now
Little Tikes Shopping Cart - Yellow/Red
Rating: (0)
 
Retail Price: $34.98
Amazon Price: $24.99
You Save: $9.99 (29%)  
Price as of 11/22/2017 10:49 UTC
» Shop now

 

Complete list of up-to-date product recalls can be found at:

  • Recalls.gov – This government site contains recall information for all nationally recalled products including strollers.
  • Stroller.com – A site that pertains to only strollers, they keep a list of current stroller recalls.
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission – The CPSC keeps both a list and detailed information about recalled products.
  • ExpertRECALL – Visit the juvenile recall page for information about recalled products including strollers.