Prairie Mountain Inc. Recalls Youth Jackets Due to Strangulation Hazard

The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 13, 2011
Release #11-097
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 370-4941
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Prairie Mountain Inc. Recalls Youth Jackets Due to Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Youth hooded wind/rain jackets

Units: About 6,200

Manufacturer: Prairie Mountain Inc., of Lockwood, Missouri

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recalled Youth Rip Stop hooded wind rain jackets are lightweight jackets sold in sizes 2/4, 6/8, 10/12 and 14/16 in red, Royal (blue), and Leaf (green).

Sold by: Vacation gift shops nationwide from February 2010 through July 2010 for about $20.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the jacket hood to eliminate the hazard, or contact Prairie Mountain for instructions on how to receive a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Prairie Mountain at (800) 370-4941 between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s website at www.prairiemountain.net or e-mail the firm at mikegaler@prairiemountain.net

Picture of recalled jacket