Recall Date: December 19, 2014
Recall Number: 15-052
Name of Product: Kids’ Hoodies
Hazard: The hoodies 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.
Consumer Contact: BRP toll-free at (888) 272-9222 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or at www.can-am.brp.com and click on “Visit Website, then “Owners,” then “Safety,” then “Safety Recalls” or www.ski-doo.com and click on “Safety Recall” at the bottom of the page for more information.
Units: About 3,100 in the U.S. and 5,100 in Canada
Description: This recall involves 14 styles of Ski-Doo or Can-Am kids’ hooded sweatshirts for boys and girls. They were sold in kids’ sizes 2 through 12. The hoodies are cotton/polyester blend. There is a drawstring in the hood of the garment. Colors include raspberry, yellow, heather, charcoal gray and black. “Ski Doo” or “Can-Am” is printed on the front. Recalled style numbers include: 286485, 453215, 453265, 453320, 453321, 453375, 453376, 453464, 453618, 453658, 453660, 453661, 453707 and 453708. The style numbers indicating the different graphic treatments are printed on the white care label that is sewn into the neck and side of the garment.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the hoodie away from kids and remove the drawstring from the sweatshirt to eliminate the hazard or return it to an authorized BRP dealer for a full refund.
Distributor: BRP U.S. Inc., of Sturtevant, Wis.
Manufactured in: China