|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 30, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 778-5465
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Sport Obermeyer Ltd. Voluntarily Recalls Girls' Jackets with Drawstrings at the Waist Due to Entrapment Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. -The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Posey, Lily, Rose and Daisy Girls' Ski Jackets
Units: About 3,900
Importer: Sport Obermeyer, Ltd., of Aspen, Colo.
Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring at the waist which can pose an entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: No injuries reported.
Description: The recalled girls' jackets have drawstrings at the waist, sold in sizes 1 to 8 and the names and corresponding style numbers are: Lily #91549, Rose # 91552, Daisy #91555, Posey #91558. The style number is printed on the tag inside the neck of the jackets.
Sold at: Various boutique and ski/sport retailers from July 2009 through February 2010 from $90 to $140.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return it to Sport Obermeyer, Ltd. for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sport Obermeyer Ltd. at (800)778-5465 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (MT) Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at http://www.obermeyer.com
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