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

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product, which is being recalled voluntarily, unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

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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.

Remedy: Refund

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.

Photos are available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/Academy-Sports-Outdoors-Recalls-Girls-BCG-Hooded-Windsuits/   

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 (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.

CPSC Consumer Information Hotline
Contact us at this toll-free number if you have questions about a recall:
800-638-2772 (TTY 301-595-7054)
Times: 8 a.m.5:30 p.m. ET; Messages can be left anytime
Call to get product safety and other agency information and to report unsafe products.

Media Contact
Please use the phone numbers below for all media requests.
Phone: (301) 504-7908
Spanish: (301) 504-7800              

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

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