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

Date: 
May 1, 2014
Brand: 
RMP Athletic Locker
Sold At: 

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

Problem:

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.

Product Numbers Recalled: 
133 in the U.S. and 2,032 in Canada
If You Own This Product: 

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.

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.

Incidents/Injuries: 

None reported

Manufactured In: 
Bangladesh

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