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Boy Scouts of America Recall Cub Scout Wind Tech Jackets

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The first week of November, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Boy Scouts of America, Charlotte, N.C., recalled 5,400 Cub Scout wind tech Jackets.

he jackets have retractable cords with toggles at the hood/neck area and at the waist, which 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 the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

This recall includes the blue Cub Scout Wind Tech jacket sold in youth sizes. The jackets are nylon with a polyester lining, long-sleeve, with a full zipper front and a Cub Scout wolf head emblem embroidered on the upper left chest. SKU numbers 73291, 73292, and 73293 are printed on the hangtag that is attached to the jacket at retail. The jackets were sold Boy Scouts of America retail outlets nationwide and online at www.scoutstuff.org from November 2009 through July 2011 for approximately $32.. The products were made in China.

Consumers should immediately immediately remove the cords from these jackets to eliminate the hazard, or return the jacket to Boy Scouts of America for a full refund. Boy Scouts of America can be reached toll-free at (855) 873-2408 anytime or through their website www.scoutstuff.org.

If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.