Recall: Boys' Jackets
On 2015-11-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Boys' Jackets due to a potential entrapment hazard. This product sold new beginning in April 2015 for about $20.
Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This is the 7th recall of products in the Outerwear & Sweatshirts category in 2015.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 170 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
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What is the problem?
The jackets have drawstrings in the hood and at the bottom, which pose an entrapment hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to 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.
How can I tell if I own this product?
This recall involves two styles of Richie House boys' hooded jackets. The striped red and purple jacket comes with a drawstring in the hood, and has a crest-shaped emblem sewn onto the front of it. It was sold in sizes: 4-7 and 9-10. The model number is RH1045C. The polyester and cotton padded jackets were sold in brown, dark green and red, and have a white drawstring located at the bottom. The jackets have a round emblem sewn onto the front and were sold in sizes 2T-5. The model number is RH1332-B or RH1332-C and is printed on the care label. "Richie House" is also printed on a label sewn into the neck of the coat.
These items were sold new+ Online at www.Zulily.com and www.Richiehouse.com from April 2015 through October 2015 for about $20.
What should I do if I own this recalled product?
First, stop using the item.
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The CPSC provides the following remedy information:
Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the hood and the bottom of the recalled jackets to eliminate the hazard and contact Richie House for instructions to receive a full refund.
Richie House toll-free at 844-742-1303 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or online at www.richiehouse.com and click on "Recall Safety Information" on the top bar or at the bottom of the page, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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