|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 24, 2012
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 351-7489
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Youth Jacket Recalled by PUMA; Waist Drawstrings Pose Entanglement 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 consumer product. 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: PUMA USA V-Konstruct Training Jacket with Pockets
Units: About 5,000
Importer: PUMA North America, Inc., of Westford, Mass.
Hazard: The jacket has a drawstring at the waist that has toggles and is not stitched to the back of the jacket. The drawstring could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and it poses an entanglement hazard. 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.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves the USA V-Konstruct Training Jacket with Pockets model numbers 65110201, 65110202, 65110203, 65110204 and 65110205. The model numbers are printed on the white care label that is stitched into a side seam towards the bottom of the jacket. The model numbers appear to the right of the words "(PVC Free)" and below the words "ART.NO." The recalled jackets have a short collar, full length zipper, two pockets, a mesh panel running along the back of the shoulders and under the sleeves and an elastic cord with toggles at the waist. The PUMA logo is featured on the upper right chest and left sleeve. The jackets were sold in YS (youth small), YM (youth medium) and YL (youth large) and in color combinations red/black, green/black, blue/black, navy/gray and black/gray.
Sold at: Clothing retail stores nationwide and online from January 2007 through January 2012 for between $12 and $55.
Manufactured in: Vietnam, Malaysia and China
Remedy: Consumers should stop using these recalled youth jackets immediately and return the product to the retailer to obtain a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact PUMA North America Inc. toll-free at (855) 351-7489 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the company's website at www.puma.com or e-mail the firm at email@example.com
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