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Benetton Recalls United Colors of Benetton Boys Jackets

  • United Colors of Benetton boy’s jacket
Name of Product:
Boy's hooded jacket with a waist drawstring
Hazard:
The jackets have a drawstring at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors, posing significant 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.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
September 10, 2014
Units:
About 93
Consumer Contact

Benetton at (800) 535-4491 from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.benetton.com and click on the Recall tab located under the Product Recall section on the bottom left side of the homepage for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves United Colors of Benetton boy's jackets made of 100% cotton. They are navy with a brown drawstring at the waist and a zipper and five brown buttons front closure. The hooded jackets have snap buttons on each of the two side pockets and on the neck closure. They were sold in boy's sizes S through XL. United Colors of Benetton is printed on the sewn-in green label at the center back neck of the jackets. Style number 2GQ1534Q0 is on the white label located inside the jacket near the waist.

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard or contact Benetton for a full refund.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported.

Sold Exclusively At

Benetton stores nationwide and online at www.benetton.com and www.zappos.com from January 2014 through March 2014 for about $90.

Importer:

Benetton Trading U.S.A. Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Importer

Benetton Trading U.S.A. Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
14-272
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