FXR Factory Racing Recalls Children’s Outerwear Due to Strangulation Hazard

A child can strangle if the drawstring in the jacket's hood gets caught on the playground slide, school bus door or elsewhere.

Recall date: April 29, 2014
Recall number: 14-163
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  • Blizzard Jackets

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    Blizzard Jackets

  • Chase and Phase Softshell Hoodies (both come with a drawstring, not shown)

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    Chase and Phase Softshell Hoodies (both come with a drawstring, not shown)

  • Drift, Phantasy and Sophia Hoodies

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    Drift, Phantasy and Sophia Hoodies

  • Fracture Hoodie

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    Fracture Hoodie

  • Highland and Peak Softshell Jackets

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    Highland and Peak Softshell Jackets

  • Care content label

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    Care content label

  • FXR Label

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    FXR Label

Recall Summary

Name of product:

FXR Factory Racing Children’s jackets and hoodies

Hazard:

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:

FXR Factory Racing Inc. toll-free at (877) 999-9798 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.fxrracing.com and click on the Recalls link located at the bottom of the page for more information. 

Report an Incident Involving this Product

Recall Details

In conjunction with

http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/37991r-eng.php
Units

About 420 in the U.S. and 34,357 in Canada

Description

This recall involves 11 styles of FXR child/youth outerwear jackets and hoodies for both boys and girls. They come in sizes 2 through 12. The jackets and hoodies are made of polyester or a blend of cotton/polyester and they have a front zip closure with knit elastic or Velcro adjustable cuffs.  A drawstring is around the neck of the jackets and hoodies. The hoodies come in a variety of color combinations; such as red, purple, grey, red/black/white, green/black, and black. The jackets come in pink/white and in solid blue and pink. The name of the recalled product is located on the content care label which is sewn into the neck area of the garment.  It can be found underneath the letters FXR.

 

Recalled items are listed below:

 

Item Name

Item Description

9 Child Blizzard Jacket

Children's Jacket

Child Chase Softshell Hoodie

Children's Softshell Jacket

Child Phase Softshell Hoodie

Children's Softshell Jacket

Youth Chase Softshell Hoodie

Youth Softshell Jacket

Youth Drift Hoodie

Youth Fleece Jacket

Youth Fracture Hoodie

Youth Softshell Jacket

Youth Phantasy Hoodie

Youth Fleece Jacket

Youth Phase Softshell Hoodie

Youth Fleece Jacket

Youth Sophia Hoodie

Youth Fleece Jacket

Y Highland Softshell Hoodie

Youth Softshell Jacket

Y Peak Softshell Jacket

Youth Softshell Jacket

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Sold at

U.S. Snowmobile Dealers and on the firm’s website www.fxrracing.com  between August 2008 through January 2014 for about $50 to $110. 

Importer

FXR Factory Racing Inc., Oak Bluff, Manitoba, Canada

Manufactured in

China

  • Blizzard Jackets

  • Chase and Phase Softshell Hoodies (both come with a drawstring, not shown)

  • Drift, Phantasy and Sophia Hoodies

  • Fracture Hoodie

  • Highland and Peak Softshell Jackets

  • Care content label

  • FXR Label