CPSC, Vans Recalls Boy’s Hooded Jackets For Strangulation Risks

11/07/2013 // WPB, FL, USA // Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley // (press release)

New York, N.Y.—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Vans Inc. voluntarily recalled boy’s hooded jackets after discovering that the drawstrings in the hood can pose a strangulation hazard to consumers. The CPSC announced the nationwide product recall on November 7, 2013.

The jackets were recalled after discovering that the drawstrings in the hood pose a strangulation hazard and do not meet the guidelines regarding drawstrings in children’s outerware.

“This recall involves Vans’ AV Edict hooded jackets for boys. They were sold in boy’s sizes S, M, L and XL and made from black cotton or black canvas with a drawstring through the hood. ‘Vans®’ is printed on a tab above the jacket’s left front pocket. An intertwined ‘AV’ logo is embroidered in black beneath the lower right pocket and also appears on the jacket’s snaps. ‘Vans®,’ ‘OFF THE WALL®’ and an intertwined ‘AV’ logo is sewn on a label inside neck of the jacket,” the CPSC reported.

Consumers are advised to the place of purchase for a full refund or for repair.

For more information about the nationwide product recall, consumers can contact Vans Inc. at (800) 817-0618 anytime or online at www.vans.com and click on Recall Info.

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