Recall date: November 7, 2013
Recall number: 14-015

Recall Summary

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:
RepairRefund
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 Report an Incident Involving this Product

Units:
About 2,400
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. 

Incidents/Injuries:

None reported

 
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.

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. 

Manufactured In:
India