Academy Sports + Outdoors Recalls Girls BCG Hooded Windsuits Due to Strangulation Hazard

Washington, DC–(ENEWSPF)–December 6, 2013.  Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Recall date: December 05, 2013
Recall number: 14-043

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Recall Summary

Name of product:  Girls BCG Hooded Windsuits

Hazard:  The hooded windsuits 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:  Academy Sports + Outdoors toll-free at (888) 922-2336, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. CT Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT on Sunday, or online at www.academy.com and click on Product Recall Info for more information.

Recall Details

Units:  About 6,600

Description:  This recall involves Girls BCG Hooded Windsuits in sizes XS, S, M and L. The windsuits are made of water-resistant fabric and include a jacket and pants. The jacket has a front zip closure and elastic cuffs. The windsuits come in pink with black on the jacket at the top shoulder and a black side strip on the pants, gray with blue on the jacket at the top shoulder and a blue side strip on the pants, and purple with lighter purple on the jacket at the top shoulder and a pink strip on the pants. The style number is SGBCGA9001 and the following SKUs:

Size SKU
XS 0024229635, 0024229486, 0024229569
S 0024229643, 0024229494, 0024229577
M 0024229650, 0024229502, 0024229585
L 0024229668, 0024229510, 0024229593

You can find the SKU and style number on a label sewn inside the jacket on the left side.

Incidents/Injuries:  None reported.

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

Sold exclusively at:  Academy Sports + Outdoors stores and on the firm’s website www.academy.com  between September 2013 and October 2013 for about $20.

Importer:  Academy Sports + Outdoors, of Katy, Texas

Manufactured in:  China

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.

Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.

To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury go online to www.SaferProducts.gov or call CPSC’s Hotline at (800) 638-2772 or teletypewriter at (301) 595-7054 for the hearing impaired. Consumers can obtain recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @OnSafety or by subscribing to CPSC’s free e-mail newsletters.

Source: cpsc.gov