Boys’ Hooded Jackets Recalled by Bonded Apparel; Neck Drawstrings Pose Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at dd’s Discounts

These boys' hoodies have drawstrings at the neck which can strangle a child.

Recall date: May 15, 2012
Recall number: 12-178

Recall Summary

Name of product:

SX and QH Boys’ Zip-front Hooded Jackets


The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses 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, contact Bonded Apparel toll-free at (888) 974-1555 between 9 a.m. through 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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Recall Details


About 720


This recall involves boys’ long-sleeved zip-front hooded jackets. The jackets were sold in three colors: army green, aqua green and black and have a fake fur lining. The jackets have one of four designs: the number “2” or the letter “B” embroidered on the left front chest; or the word “ROCK” or “AB Sportwear” embroidered across the chest. The jackets were sold in sizes 4-7 or S, M, and L. Either “SX” or “QH” appears on the label stitched at the neck. The jackets have model numbers: 1006, 1029, 1058 and 1061, however the model number only appears on the original hang tag and not on the product.


None reported


Consumers should immediately take the recalled jacket from their child and remove the drawstring or contact Bonded Apparel for instructions on returning the product for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at

dd’s Discounts stores nationwide from August 2011 through December 2011 for about $8.


Bonded Apparel Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.

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