CPSC Recall - Issued 11/7/2013

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

Manufacturer: Vans Inc.
Product: Boys 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 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.
Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves Vans AV Edict hooded jackets for boys. They were sold in boys 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 jackets left front pocket. An intertwined AV logo is embroidered in black beneath the lower right pocket and also appears on the jackets snaps. Vans, OFF THE WALL and an intertwined AV logo is sewn on a label inside neck of the jacket.
Remedy: Refund, Repair
Sold At: Vans stores nationwide and online at vans.com from September 2012 through September 2013 for about $90.
Consumer Contact: Vans Inc. at (800) 817-0618 anytime or online at www.vans.com and click on Recall Info for more information.
Company Website: www.vans.com