James Trading Group Recalls Croker Kids Fleece Panel Hoodie Due to Strangulation Hazard (Recall Alert)

Hoddies have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children.

Recall date: December 22, 2014
Recall number: 15-714
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Kids GAA Fleece Panel Hoodie

Hazard:

The sweatshirts have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement 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:

The James Trading Group at (800) 541-5004 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.thejtg.com and click on the “Recall” tab located on the top menu bar.

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Recall Details

Units

About 1113

Description

This recall involves James Trading Group’s Croker Kids brand Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) licensed fleece hoodies. The hoodie has a full zippered front and 3-tone color panels of green, white and blue, with GAA embroidery on the left and right chest and on the hood. The word Ireland is printed on the back across the shoulders. The fabric is 75% cotton and 25% polyester. They were sold in kids sizes “2YR” through “12YR” shown on a hang tag and on the tag sewn into the neck. Model number GA2002 is on a hang tag.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately take the jackets away from children and remove the drawstring from the jacket to eliminate the hazard or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Sold at

Irish boutiques, specialty retail stores nationwide, and online at www.thejtg.com from January 2013 to December 2014 for about $50.

Importer(s)

The James Trading Group, Orangeburg N.Y. 

Manufactured in

China

  • Croker Kids GAA fleece panel hoodie

  • back of hoodie\n

  • hang tag and sewn label