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Academy Sports + Outdoors Recalls Girls BCG Hooded Windsuits Due to Strangulation Hazard

Date: 
December 5, 2013
Brand: 
Academy Sports + Outdoors
Sold At: 

Dive equipment stores nationwide from July 2009 through May 2013 for between $70 and $90. 

Problem:

The hooded windsuits 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.

Product Numbers Recalled: 
About 6,600
If You Own This Product: 

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

Consumer Contact: 

Academy Sports + Outdoors toll-free at (888) 922-2336, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT on Sunday, or online at www.academy.com and click on Product Recall Info for more information.

Incidents/Injuries: 

None reported.

Manufactured In: 
China

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