CPSC Recall: Splendid hood zip jackets and vest sets pose strangulation risks

12/17/2010 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Los Angeles, CA—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and the manufacturer, Splendid (a division of VF Contemporary Brands Inc.) announced a voluntary recall of girl’s hooded zip jackets and vest sets over strangulation risks. The CPSC announced the recall on December 16, 2010.

The recall was initiated after discovering that the hooded zip jackets and vest sets have drawstrings through the hood, which poses a strangulation and entrapment hazard to children.

The CPSC reported, “This recall involves girl’s hooded zip jackets with style # SJ6J7831 and long sleeve t-shirt with hooded vest sets with style # SJYK7935. The zip jackets were sold in camouflage, jasmine, parfait and royal. The vest sets were sold in black, caviar, denim, electric pink, macadamia, peacock, quartz and sapphire. The style number can be found on the care label located at the inside left side seam. “Splendid” can be found on the neck label.”

Consumers can contact Splendid to obtain instructions on how to return the recalled clothing for a full refund.

For more information concerning the recall, consumers can contact Splendid toll-free at (855) 640-2803 anytime or visit their website at www.splendid.com/safetynews.html.

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