Girls’ Hoodie Recall
Yesterday the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the listed manufacturer, issued a voluntary recall on Girls’ Hooded Zip Jackets and Vest Sets. The jackets and vest sets are manufactured by Splendid of Los Angeles, CA and can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. If you have purchased or have received one of these items as a gift, both the company and the U.S.C.S.P.C. recommend immediately removing the drawstring from the hood of the garment and contacting the manufacturer for a full refund.
Specifically, the recall notice states in part the following:
Girls’ Hooded Zip Jacket and Vest Sets with Drawstrings Recalled By Splendid Due to Strangulation Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, [on December 16, 2010] announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Girls’ Hooded Zip Jackets and Vest Sets
Units: About 900
Manufacturer: Splendid (a division of VF Contemporary Brands, Inc.), of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The hooded zip jackets and the vest sets have drawstrings through the hoods which can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves girl’s hooded zip jackets with style # SJ6J7831 and long sleeve t-shirt with hooded vest sets with style # SJYK7935. The zip jackets were sold in camouflage, jasmine, parfait and royal. The vest sets were sold in black, caviar, denim, electric pink, macadamia, peacock, quartz and sapphire. The style number can be found on the care label located at the inside left side seam. “Splendid” can be found on the neck label.
Sold at: Major department stores and children’s boutiques nationwide from August 2010 through November 2010 for between $80 and $90.
Manufactured in: United States
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the hoods of the zip jackets and vest sets to eliminate the hazard or contact Splendid for instructions on how to return the items for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Splendid toll-free at (855) 640-2803 (855) 640-2803 anytime or visit the firm’s website at www.splendid.com/safetynews.html