Officials Urge Residents to Use Gymboree, Crazy 8 and Janie and Jack Gift Cards Due to Bankruptcy Proceedings - NBC Connecticut

Officials Urge Residents to Use Gymboree, Crazy 8 and Janie and Jack Gift Cards Due to Bankruptcy Proceedings

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    This June 13, 2017, file photo shows a store by children's clothing retailer Gymboree in New York City.

    If you have gift cards for Gymboree, Crazy 8 and Janie and Jack, state officials are urging you to use them soon. 

    This comes after Gymboree Group filed bankruptcy petitions and announced its plans to liquidate and close all Gymboree and Crazy 8 stores. 

    Attorney General William Tong and Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Michelle Seagull issued a statement saying that includes nine Gymboree and three Crazy 8 Connecticut locations. 

    The company is trying to sell Janie and Jack outlets, including two Connecticut locations, they said. 

    "As a general rule, it’s always a good idea to use gift cards as soon as you can," Tong said in a statement. "While they may not expire, situations like bankruptcy and abrupt store closings do happen, and there aren't always a lot of options for consumers who have unused gift cards. In this case, consumers do have time to use those gift cards and because the clock is ticking on these store closings, they should do so as soon as they can." 

    They said motions have been filed in the bankruptcy proceedings to continue certain customer programs, including return and exchange programs and gift card programs, through the first 30 days of store closing sales. 

    Gymboree Play and Music educational and developmental play locations are not owned by The Gymboree Group and aren’t affected by the bankruptcy proceedings. 

    If you have questions, call the Attorney General's Consumer Assistance Unit at 860-808-5240 or the Department of Consumer Protection at 860-713-6100. 

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