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JW Crawford Recalls Children’s Rain Ponchos Due to Strangulation Hazard


Recall Date: November 3, 2017

Recall Number: 18-023

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Kid’s rain ponchos

Hazard: A drawstring in the poncho’s hood 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.

Remedy: Repair or Refund

Consumers should immediately take the recalled ponchos away from children and remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard or return the poncho to the firm for a full refund.

Consumer Contact:

JW Crawford toll-free at 844-222-2812 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday ET or email anytime at or online on the product distributor’s website at and click on the Information tab located at the top of the page for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 1,300

This recall involves kids’ waterproof hooded rain ponchos sold in clear, red and blue. The lightweight ponchos were sold in packs of 6 and 12. A white nylon drawstring is attached at the neck of the 40 inches tall by 60 inches wide ponchos. “One size fits all” and “Made in China” are printed on the front of the packaging.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold At: Online at and from May 2016 through July 2016 for about $12 for a 6 pack and $17 for a 12 pack.

Importer: JW Crawford Inc., of Monroe, N.Y.

Distributor: Wealers Outdoor LLC, of Airmont, N.Y.

Author: Marianne Halterman

Marianne is a member of the SafeKids Coalition of the Central Shenandoah Valley. is an informational site devoted to keeping children safe and informing parents, family members and caregivers of current issues affecting child health and safety.