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Vans Recalls Boy’s Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

  • Vans Boys Hooded Jacket  - black cotton
  • Vans Boys Hooded Jacket – black canvas
  • Jacket label
Name of Product:
Boy's hooded jackets
Hazard:
The jackets have drawstrings in the hood around the neck area that pose a strangulation hazard to young 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:
Repair
Refund
Recall Date:
November 07, 2013
Units:
About 2,400
Consumer Contact

Vans Inc. at (800) 817-0618 anytime or online at www.vans.com and click on Recall Info for more information.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Vans' AV Edict hooded jackets for boys. They were sold in boy's sizes S, M, L and XL and made from black cotton or black canvas with a drawstring through the hood.  "Vans®" is printed on a tab above the jacket's left front pocket. An intertwined "AV" logo is embroidered in black beneath the lower right pocket and also appears on the jacket's snaps.  "Vans®," "OFF THE WALL®" and an intertwined "AV" logo is sewn on a label inside neck of the jacket. 

Remedy:

Consumers should take the recalled jackets away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or for a repair.

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

Sold At:
Vans stores nationwide and online at vans.com from September 2012 through September 2013 for about $90.
Importer:

Vans Inc., of Cypress, Calif. 

Importer

Vans Inc., of Cypress, Calif. 

Manufactured In:
India
Recall number:
14-015
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