November 7, 2013: Vans Announces Recall of Boys Hooded Jackets
What’s the Deal?
Vans has determined that the drawstrings on their AV Edict style of hooded jackets may cause a strangulation hazard to young children. The jackets have been deemed in violation of a federal regulation on drawstrings set forth by the CPSC in 2011. No instances of strangulation have been reported.
Do You Own It?
The Vans AV Edict jackets were made from black cotton or black canvas with a drawstring through the hood. “Vans®” is printed on a tab above the jacket’s left front pocket and an intertwined “AV” logo is embroidered in black beneath the lower right pocket and also appears on the jacket’s snaps. “Vans®,” “OFF THE WALL®” and an intertwined “AV” logo is sewn on a label inside neck of the jacket.
The AV Edict jackets were sold in Vans stores nationwide and online at vans.com from September 2012 through September 2013 for about $90.
What Should You Do?
Consumers should take the recalled jackets away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or for a repair.
You may call Vans Inc. at (800) 817-0618 anytime or visit www.vans.com and click on Recall Info for more information.
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