RMP Athletic Locker Recalls Boys' Hooded Jackets; Drawstrings Pose Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of products: Boys' Ripzone Hooligan Hooded Jackets

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school- bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or 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

Consumer Contact:  RMP Athletic Locker Ltd. at (800) 668-5480 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, online at www.rpzn.com and click on the "ABOUT US" tab and open "IMPORTANT INFORMATION" or email skerr@rmpathletic.com for additional instructions.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/RMP-Athletic-Locker-Recalls-Boys-Hooded-Jackets

Recall Details

Units: 133 in the U.S. and 2,032 in Canada

Description: This recall involves the Ripzone Boys' Hooligan hoodie jacket. The jackets are 100% polyester waterproof material and have a front zip closure with Velcro adjustable cuffs.  There are two zippered pockets on the front of the jacket and a drawstring around the neck of the garment.  The jacket is black with a neon blue stripe diagonal across each shoulder and two neon blue stripes around the bottom of the jacket. The jackets were sold in youth sizes small/petite (s/p) and medium (m). RPZN and the size can be found on the label sewn into the seam of the neck area of the garment. The style number 78938 is located on the care label of the jacket which is on the right front, inside lower seam of the jacket.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Sold at: Sport Chalet stores in Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah from August 2013 to October 2013 for about $112.  

Importer: RMP Athletic Locker Ltd., Ontario, Canada

Manufactured in: Bangladesh

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction.  Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

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