———–NEWS from CPSC———–
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Office of Communications
4330 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814
Recall Date: November 7, 2013
Recall Number: 14-015
Vans Recalls Boy’s Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Boy’s hooded jackets
Hazard: The jackets have drawstrings in the hood around the neck area that pose a strangulation hazard to young 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.
Remedy: Refund, Repair
Units: About 2,400
Description: 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 yhe jacket’s snaps. “Vans®,” “OFF THE WALL®” and an intertwined “AV” logo is sewn on a label inside neck of the jacket.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: Consumers should take the recalled jackets away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or for a repair.
Sold at: Vans stores nationwide and online at vans.com from September 2012 through September 2013 for about $90.
Importer: Vans Inc., of Cypress, Calif.
Manufactured in: India