CPSC Hooded Sweatshirt Recall

CPSC Recall of Hooded Sweatshirt Recall from Splendid

December 16, 2010

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. Girls Hooded Zip Jacket and Vest Sets with Drawstrings Recalled By Splendid Due to Strangulation Hazard.


What Does this Mean for You?

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: Girls Hooded Zip Jackets and Vest Sets

Units sold: About 900

Manufacturer: Splendid (a division of VF Contemporary Brands, Inc.), of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The hooded zip jackets and the vest sets have drawstrings through the hoods which can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves girls hooded zip jackets with style # SJ6J7831 and long sleeve t-shirt with hooded vest sets with style # SJYK7935. The zip jackets were sold in camouflage, jasmine, parfait and royal. The vest sets were sold in black, caviar, denim, electric pink, macadamia, peacock, quartz and sapphire. The style number can be found on the care label located at the inside left side seam. Splendid can be found on the neck label.

Sold at: Major department stores and childrens boutiques nationwide from August 2010 through November 2010 for between $80 and $90.

Manufactured in: United States 

What Should I Do or How Can I Find Out More?

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the hoods of the zip jackets and vest sets to eliminate the hazard or contact Splendid for instructions on how to return the items for a full refund.

Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 640-2803
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772