Vans Recalls Boy’s Hooded Jackets with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

The jackets were sold with drawstrings through the hood around the neck area. These drawstrings are a hazard to young children.

Recall date: November 07, 2013
Recall number: 14-015
  • Vans Boys Hooded Jacket  - black cotton

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    Vans Boys Hooded Jacket - black cotton

  • Vans Boys Hooded Jacket – black canvas

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    Vans Boys Hooded Jacket – black canvas

  •  Jacket label

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    Jacket label

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Boy’s hooded jackets 


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.

Consumer Contact:

Vans Inc. at (800) 817-0618 anytime or online at and click on Recall Info for more information.

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Recall Details


About 2,400


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. 


None reported


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 from September 2012 through September 2013 for about $90.


Vans Inc., of Cypress, Calif. 

Manufactured in


  • Vans Boys Hooded Jacket - black cotton

  • Vans Boys Hooded Jacket – black canvas

  • Jacket label