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Safety Recall
Vans Recalls Boy's Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard


WASHINGTON, D.C. - Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Boy's hooded jackets

Hazard: The jackets 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. Remedy: Refund, Repair

Consumer Contact: Vans Inc. at (800) 817-0618 anytime or fill out the form to the right.

Recall Details

Units: About 2,400

Description: This recall involves Vans' AV Edict hooded jackets for boys. They were sold in boy's sizes S, M, L and XL and 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. 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Remedy: 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.

Sold at: Vans stores nationwide and online at vans.com from September 2012 through September 2013 for about $90.

Importer: Vans Inc., of Cypress, Calif.

Manufactured in: India



The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.



The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC's Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.


For further information, contact Vans at 1-800-817-0618 or fill out the form to the right

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