Children’s Hooded Jackets and Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled By VOS Sports Due To Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–November 19, 2010.  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: Hooded jackets and sweatshirts

Units: About 11,700

Distributor: VOS Sports Inc., City of Industry, Calif.

Hazard: The children’s hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood and/or waist that can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) , which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997, to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves all children’s hooded sweatshirts and nylon hooded jackets with drawstring sold under the brand name “VOS Sports.” The sweatshirt and jackets were sold in assorted sizes including S-M or L and in up to 14 colors. “VOS Sports” and “RN#94353” are printed on the sewn-in label.

Style Number Colors Description Sizes
A1071 Nylon Jacket black, navy, Hunter green, gold, royal, burgundy, red hood drawstrings Small & Medium
B300 Nylon Jacket black, Carolina blue, green, gold, maroon, navy, orange, purple, red, royal blue, white hood & waist drawstrings Small, Medium, Large
B600 Nylon Jacket black, Carolina blue, green, Kelly green, maroon, navy, red, royal blue hood & waist drawstrings Small, Medium, Large
B700 Nylon Jacket black/black, black/ blue, black/red, navy/gold, navy/navy hood drawstrings Small, Medium
B900 Sweatshirt black, brown, Carolina blue, charcoal, gold, grey, green, maroon, navy, orange, purple, red, royal blue hood drawstrings Small, Medium
1066 Nylon Jacket white, black hood & waist drawstrings Small, Medium, Large

Sold at: Various sweatshirts and jacket outlet stores nationwide from January 2005 through February 2010 for approximately between $17 and $34.

Manufactured in: China and Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts and jackets to eliminate the hazard or contact VOS Sports Inc. for instructions on how to return the item for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact VOS Sports Inc. toll-free at (888) 268-6867 between 8:30 am and 5 pm. PT Monday through Friday or visit the company’s website at