Recall: PUMA USA V-Konstruct Training Jacket with Pockets
On 2012-04-24, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding PUMA USA V-Konstruct Training Jacket with Pockets due to a potential entanglement hazard. This product sold new beginning in January 2007 for about $12 to $55.
About 5,000 units are involved in this PUMA outerwear recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 3rd recall of products in the Outerwear & Sweatshirts category in 2012.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 140 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (855) 351-7489
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What is the problem?
The jacket has a drawstring at the waist that has toggles and is not stitched to the back of the jacket. The drawstring could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and it poses an entanglement hazard. 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 the USA V-Konstruct Training Jacket with Pockets model numbers 65110201, 65110202, 65110203, 65110204 and 65110205. The model numbers are printed on the white care label that is stitched into a side seam towards the bottom of the jacket. The model numbers appear to the right of the words "(PVC Free)" and below the words "ART.NO." The recalled jackets have a short collar, full length zipper, two pockets, a mesh panel running along the back of the shoulders and under the sleeves and an elastic cord with toggles at the waist. The PUMA logo is featured on the upper right chest and left sleeve. The jackets were sold in YS (youth small), YM (youth medium) and YL (youth large) and in color combinations red/black, green/black, blue/black, navy/gray and black/gray.
These items were sold new+ at Clothing retail stores nationwide and online from January 2007 through January 2012 for between $12 and $55.
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 stop using these recalled youth jackets immediately and return the product to the retailer to obtain a full refund.
For additional information, contact PUMA North America Inc. toll-free at (855)351-7489 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the company's website at www.puma.com or e-mail the firm at email@example.com
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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