The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with VOS Sports Inc., City of Industry, Calif., announced a voluntary recall of about 11,700 Hooded jackets and sweatshirts today.
Hazard: The children's hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood and/or waist that can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) , which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997, to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves all children's hooded sweatshirts and nylon hooded jackets with drawstring sold under the brand name VOS Sports. The sweatshirt and jackets were sold in assorted sizes including S-M or L and in up to 14 colors. VOS Sports and RN#94353 are printed on the sewn-in label.
Sold at: Various sweatshirts and jacket outlet stores nationwide from January 2005 through February 2010 for approximately between $17 and $34.
Manufactured in: China and Vietnam
|A1071 Nylon Jacket||black, navy, Hunter green, gold, royal, burgundy, red||hood drawstrings||Small & Medium|
|B300 Nylon Jacket||black, Carolina blue, green, gold, maroon, navy, orange, purple, red, royal blue, white||hood & waist drawstrings||Small, Medium, Large|
|B600 Nylon Jacket||black, Carolina blue, green, Kelly green, maroon, navy, red, royal blue||hood & waist drawstrings||Small, Medium, Large|
|B700 Nylon Jacket||black/black, black/ blue, black/red, navy/gold, navy/navy||hood drawstrings||Small, Medium|
|B900 Sweatshirt||black, brown, Carolina blue, charcoal, gold, grey, green, maroon, navy, orange, purple, red, royal blue||hood drawstrings||Small, Medium|
|1066 Nylon Jacket||white, black||hood & waist drawstrings||Small, Medium, Large|
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts and jackets to eliminate the hazard or contact VOS Sports Inc. for instructions on how to return the item for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact VOS Sports Inc. toll-free at (888) 268-6867 between 8:30 am and 5 pm. PT Monday through Friday or visit the company's website at www.vossports.com.