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CPSC recalls hooded jackets due to strangulation hazard
08
Nov '13
Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of product: Boy’s hooded jackets

Hazard: The jackets have drawstrings in the hood around the neck area that pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, 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.

Recall Details

Units: About 2,400

Description:  This recall involves Vans’ AV Edict hooded jackets for boys. They were sold in boy’s sizes S, M, L and XL and made from black cotton or black canvas with a drawstring through the hood.  “Vans” is printed on a tab above the jacket’s left front pocket.

An intertwined “AV” logo is embroidered in black beneath the lower right pocket and also appears on the jacket’s snaps.  “Vans,” “OFF THE WALL” and an intertwined “AV” logo is sewn on a label inside neck of the jacket.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Importer: Vans Inc., of Cypress, Calif.

Manufactured in: India.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission

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