The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced today that a jacket being sold only at Ross retailers has been recalled for posing a safety hazard to its wearers. There is a Ross location at 2420 Chemical Road in Plymouth Meeting.
Umbro Boys' outerwear jackets—manufactured by Hong Kong Genexy Group Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong and distributed Umbro USA, of Beaverton, Oregon—are now illegal to sell.
According to a press release, the CPSC has concluded that 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—posing an entrapment hazard to children.
There haven’t yet been any injuries reported
The item is a boys' nylon jacket sold in sizes medium to extra large and 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.
It has been sold in 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. Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at www.umbro.com.