Check for These Winter Products Recalled Last Summer
December 18, 2013
WASHINGTON, D.C. - When you pull out your winter gear, check for these items recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission last summer. Check other items for safety issues at saferproducts.gov.
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Boys’ Hooded Jackets by 5 Star Kids Apparel - 48,000 units
The jackets have drawstrings with toggles inside the bottom hem and neck area, posing a strangulation hazard to children.
GNU Snowboard Binding by Mervin Manufacturing - 6,800 units in the U.S. and 1, 200 in Canada
The ankle straps can break posing a fall hazard.
HALO SleepSacks Wearable Blankets - 27,000 units
Petals from the floral embellishment on the blankets can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants.
Classic Characters Infant Socks. Sold Exclusively at Cracker Barrel Old Country Store - 5,000 pairs
The stitched knit frog face and feet on the socks can detach, posing a choking hazard to infants and young children.
Gerbings Heated Jacket Liners - 9,900 units
A defective wire connector can cause the jacket liner to overheat, posing a burn hazard to consumers.
Children’s Apparel Network Girl’s Clothing Sets - 9,200 units
The vest sold with these sets has a faux half-belt sewn into the side seams with a hook and eye closure at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and it poses an entanglement hazard
Girls Boots by Renaissance Imports - 5,000 units
An exposed staple in the sole of the boot presents a laceration hazard to the consumer.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.
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