Boys’ Hooded Jackets Recalled by Bonded Apparel; Neck Drawstrings Pose Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at dd’s Discounts

These boys' hoodies have drawstrings at the neck which can strangle a child.

Recall date: May 15, 2012
Recall number: 12-178

Recall Summary

Name of product:

SX and QH Boys’ Zip-front Hooded Jackets

Hazard:

The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to 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.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Bonded Apparel toll-free at (888) 974-1555 between 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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Recall Details

Units

About 720

Description

This recall involves boys’ long-sleeved zip-front hooded jackets. The jackets were sold in three colors: army green, aqua green and black and have a fake fur lining. The jackets have one of four designs: the number “2” or the letter “B” embroidered on the left front chest; or the word “ROCK” or “AB Sportwear” embroidered across the chest. The jackets were sold in sizes 4-7 or S, M, and L. Either “SX” or “QH” appears on the label stitched at the neck. The jackets have model numbers: 1006, 1029, 1058 and 1061, however the model number only appears on the original hang tag and not on the product.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Consumers should immediately take the recalled jacket from their child and remove the drawstring or contact Bonded Apparel for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at

dd’s Discounts stores nationwide from August 2011 through December 2011 for about $8.

Importer(s)

Bonded Apparel Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Manufactured in

China