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1. Academy Sports + Outdoors Recalls Girls BCG Hooded Windsuits Due to Strangulation Hazard http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Academy-Sports-Outdoors-Recalls-Girls-BCG-Hooded-Windsuits/
1. Recall Date December 5, 2013
Recall Number: 14-043
Academy Sports + Outdoors Recalls Girls BCG Hooded Windsuits Due to Strangulation Hazard
Washington, DC - Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Girls BCG Hooded Windsuits
Hazard: 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.
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.
Units: About 6,600
Description: This recall involves Girls BCG Hooded Windsuits in sizes XS, S, M and L. The windsuits are made of water-resistant fabric and include a jacket and pants. The jacket has a front zip closure and elastic cuffs. The windsuits come in pink with black on the jacket at the top shoulder and a black side strip on the pants, gray with blue on the jacket at the top shoulder and a blue side strip on the pants, and purple with lighter purple on the jacket at the top shoulder and a pink strip on the pants. The style number is SGBCGA9001 and the following SKUs:
XS 0024229635, 0024229486, 0024229569
S 0024229643, 0024229494, 0024229577
M 0024229650, 0024229502, 0024229585
L 0024229668, 0024229510, 0024229593
You can find the SKU and style number on a label sewn inside the jacket on the left side.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Remedy: 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.
Sold exclusively at: Academy Sports + Outdoors stores and on the firm’s website www.academy.com between September 2013 and October 2013 for about $20.
Importer: Academy Sports + Outdoors, of Katy, Texas
Manufactured in: China
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