Benetton Recalls United Colors of Benetton Boys Jackets; Waist Drawstring Poses Entanglement Hazard

The jackets have a drawstring at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors, posing an entrapment hazard.

Recall date: September 10, 2014
Recall number: 14-272
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Boy’s hooded jacket with a waist drawstring

Hazard:

The jackets have a drawstring at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors, posing significant 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:

Benetton at (800) 535-4491 from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.benetton.com and click on the Recall tab located under the Product Recall section on the bottom left side of the homepage for more information.

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Recall Details

Units

About 93

Description

This recall involves United Colors of Benetton boy’s jackets made of 100% cotton. They are navy with a brown drawstring at the waist and a zipper and five brown buttons front closure. The hooded jackets have snap buttons on each of the two side pockets and on the neck closure. They were sold in boy’s sizes S through XL. United Colors of Benetton is printed on the sewn-in green label at the center back neck of the jackets. Style number 2GQ1534Q0 is on the white label located inside the jacket near the waist.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported.

Remedy

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garment to eliminate the hazard or contact Benetton for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at

Benetton stores nationwide and online at www.benetton.com and www.zappos.com from January 2014 through March 2014 for about $90.

Importer

Benetton Trading U.S.A. Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Manufactured in

China

  • United Colors of Benetton boy’s jacket