The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPS), along with VOS Sports, Inc., has issued a voluntary recall of hooded jackets and sweatshirts because they present a strangulation hazard. Keep reading for more information.
Reason for recall
The VOS Sports sweatshirts and jackets that are a part of the recall contain a drawstring in the hood or waist (or both) that presents a strangulation or entrapment hazard.
The CPSC reports that no injuries have been reported.
11,700 hooded sweatshirts and nylon hooded jackets, manufactured by VOS Sports, Inc., have been recalled. The recalled sweatshirts and jackets were sold in different stores between January 2005 and February 2010. Retail prices ranged between approximately $17 and $34.
Specifically, the sewn-in label contains the following: "VOS Sports" and "RN#94353"
You can find a table with the colors, style numbers and sizes of the recalled sweatshirts on the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissions website. You can also refer to the following list, taken from the agency's release:
What should you do?
Immediately stop using the sweatshirt or jacket in its current state. You can remove the drawstring(s), which will eliminate the strangulation hazard, and then continue to use it.
Alternatively, you can contact the VOS Sports, Inc., so that you can return the sweatshirt or jacket and receive a full refund.
You can call VOS Sports, Inc., at 1-888-268-6867. Phone hours are Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pacific.
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