About 240 Umbro Boys’ outerwear jackets have been recalled by the manufacturer Hong Kong Genexy Group Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong and distributor Umbro USA, of Beaverton, Ore. The boys’ jacket has a retractable elastic drawstring at the waist with a toggle that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or doorways, which poses an entrapment 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.
This recall involves boys’ nylon jackets sold in sizes medium to extra large that can fit children through size 14. “Umbro” is printed on the front upper right side of the jackets. The bottom of the jacket has a drawstring with toggles. The jackets were sold in five color combinations: black, black/royal, black/Tabasco, black/cedar, and navy. The jackets were sold at Ross Stores nationwide from April 2011 through January 2012 for about $8. Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring and return the jacket to Umbro for a full refund. For additional information, contact Umbro toll-free at (866) 217-6800 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit www.umbro.com
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