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Defective product news: Kids snowsuits, coats recalled for strangulation risk

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Legal News for Product Liability Attorneys. Approximately 4,500 children’s snowsuits and coats, sold under the brand name Deux par Deux, have been recalled. News for product liability attorneys: The CPSC announced a defective product recall, which was prompted by the strangulation hazards associated with drawstrings. Washington, DC-- Deux par Deux Minimome Inc., based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, has participated in the voluntary recall of about 4,500 children’s snowsuits and coats with drawstrings due to strangulation hazards associated with them. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced the product safety recall on Tuesday, April 13, 2010. Although the firm has yet to receive any incident or injury reports with regard to the defective children’s snowsuits and coats, “The snowsuits and coats have drawstrings through the hood that can pose a strangulation hazard to children.” The CPSC also noted, “In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.” The recalled children’s snowsuits and coats, which came in sizes 2 through 12, were sold in small boutiques throughout the United Stated from 2005 to 2010. The clothing was sold in several different prints and colors. “Deux par Deux” and the product’s style number are reportedly printed on the neck tag of the recalled attire. The hazardous snowsuits were priced at approximately $190, while the coats cost about $120. Recalled children’s snowsuit style numbers: •Year: 2005 B504 B514 D506 D516 E807 F508 F808 G809 H510 H810 K523 K813 L524 •Year: 2006 B502 D504 F506 I819 J510 K511 M813 N514 P516 T820 •Year: 2007 B503 C804 D515 G516 J518 J511 K512 K912 L513 P817 •Year: 2008 D802 E803 G806 J807 I808 J809 K810 L811 N813 P815 •Year: 2009 C804 D805 E806 F807 G808 I510 I810 K812 M815 •Year: 2010 C803 D804 D904 E805 F806 G807 H808 K810 L811 L812 M813 Recalled children’s coat style numbers: •Year: 2005 D906 F908 •Year: 2006 I909 P916 •Year: 2007 I910 L913 •Year: 2008 H907 J909 P915 •Year: 2009 C904 D905 I910 •Year: 2010 C903 I909 J910 Consumers have been urged to remove drawstrings from the recalled jackets to protect children from potential strangulation risks and return the snowsuits and coats to the place of purchase for a full reimbursement. The children’s attire, with drawstrings still attached, may also be returned to Deux par Deux, 433 Chabanel West, Suite 1102, Montreal, Quebec Canada H2N 2J8 for a full refund. Deux par Deux can be reached toll-free at (866) 557-2222 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET or on the manufacturer’s Web site at, for more information regarding the product safety recall. Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Product Liability Lawyers. News Source: - Press Release Distribution