Recall: SX and QH Boys' Zip-front Hooded Jackets
On 2012-05-15, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding SX and QH Boys' Zip-front Hooded Jackets due to a potential strangulation hazard. This product sold new beginning in August 2011 for about $8.
About 700 units are involved in this Bonded Apparel hooded jacket recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 9th recall of products in the Outerwear & Sweatshirts category in 2012. Since 2005, there have been approximately 130 similar recalls, involving about 2 million product units. See other recalled Outerwear & Sweatshirts.
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Phone: (888) 974-1555
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What is the problem?
The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation 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 boys' long-sleeved zip-front hooded jackets. The jackets were sold in three colors: army green, aqua green and black and have a fake fur lining. The jackets have one of four designs: the number 2 or the letter B embroidered on the left front chest; or the word ROCK or "AB Sportwear" embroidered across the chest. The jackets were sold in sizes 4-7 or S, M, and L. Either SX or QH appears on the label stitched at the neck. The jackets have model numbers: 1006, 1029, 1058 and 1061, however the model number only appears on the original hang tag and not on the product.
These items were sold new+ at dd's Discounts stores nationwide from August 2011 through December 2011 for about $8.
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 take the recalled jacket from their child and remove the drawstring or contact Bonded Apparel for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Bonded Apparel toll-free at(888)974-1555 between 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available in the CPSC recall announcement.
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