LaJolla Sport Recalls Boy's Hooded Flannel Shirts Due to Strangulation Hazard

Drawstrings in the neck of these hooded sweatshirts can strangle children.

Recall date: May 08, 2012
Recall number: 12169

Recall Summary

Name of product:

O'Neill Pluto hooded flannel shirts

Hazard:

The hooded sweatshirts have drawstrings in the neck that can pose 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, please contact La Jolla Sport at (800) 213-6444 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the company's website at www.shoponeillusa.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 600

Description

This recall involves O'Neill Pluto brand, boy's flannel long sleeve shirts with button front, a hood and two chest pockets. Style name "Pluto Flannel" and Style No. 41204106 is printed on a label sewn inside the wearer's left side seam. "O'NEILL" is printed on a label sewn inside the back neck. The shirts were sold in dark grey with horizontal black stripes and in child sizes small, medium, large and extra large.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Consumers should immediately take the recalled sweatshirt from their child and remove the drawstring from the hooded flannel shirt, to eliminate the hazard, and return the garment to the place of purchase or to the company for a full refund.

Sold at

East Coast Surf Products, Hansens Surfboards, Huntington Surf & Sport, Jacks Surf and Sport, Main Beach Surf & Sport, O'Neill, Riders Outlet, Sports Chalet, Valley Skate N Surf and other surfing specialty stores nationwide between September 2011 and December 2011 for about $60

Importer(s)

La Jolla Sport USA Inc. dba O'Neill Clothing, of Irvine, Calif.

Manufactured in

India