Hazard: 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.
Units: About 420 in the U.S. and 34,357 in Canada.
Description: This recall involves 11 styles of FXR child/youth outerwear jackets and hoodies for both boys and girls. They come in sizes 2 through 12. The jackets and hoodies are made of polyester or a blend of cotton/polyester and they have a front zip closure with knit elastic or Velcro adjustable cuffs. A drawstring is around the neck of the jackets and hoodies. The hoodies come in a variety of color combinations; such as red, purple, grey, red/black/white, green/black, and black. The jackets come in pink/white and in solid blue and pink. The name of the recalled product is located on the content care label which is sewn into the neck area of the garment. It can be found underneath the letters FXR.
Sold at U.S. Snowmobile Dealers and on the firm’s website www.fxrracing.com between August 2008 through January 2014 for about $50 to $110.
Importer: FXR Factory Racing Inc., Oak Bluff, Manitoba, Canada.
Manufactured in China and Vietnam.
Photo and more information available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/FXR-Factory-Racing-Recalls-Childrens-Outerwear/