CPSC: Umbro Boys’ Jackets Recalled for Strangulation Risks Posed by Drawstrings

03/08/2012 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Beaverton, OR — Umbro USA and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have voluntarily recalled Umbro Boys’ outerwear jackets over entrapment hazards that the waist drawstrings pose to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on March 8, 2012.

The jackets were recalled after finding that the retractable elastic drawstring at the waist with a toggle that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or doorways, which poses an entrapment hazard to children.

“This recall involves boys’ nylon jackets sold in sizes medium to extra large that can fit children through size 14. ‘Umbro’ is printed on the front upper right side of the jackets. The bottom of the jacket has a drawstring with toggles. The jackets were sold in five color combinations: black, black/royal, black/Tabasco, black/cedar, and navy,” the CPSC reported.

Consumers are advised to return the jacket to Umbro for a full refund.

For more information concerning the product recall, consumers can contact Umbro toll-free at (866) 217-6800 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.umbro.com.

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