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FXR Factory Racing Recalls Children's Outerwear Due to Strangulation Hazard

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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers should stop using this product unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1973 and charged with protecting the American public from unreasonable risks of serious injury or death from more than 15,000 types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product or a product-related injury, call the CPSC hotline at 1-800-638-2772, or visit http//:www.cpsc.gov/talk.html. Further recall information is available at http://www.cpsc.gov.

Recall Summary

Name of products: FXR Factory Racing Children's jackets and hoodies

Hazard: Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to 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: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the garment to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact:  FXR Factory Racing Inc. toll-free at (877) 999-9798 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.fxrracing.com and click on the Recalls link located at the bottom of the page for more information.

To see photos of the recalled products, go to http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2014/FXR-Factory-Racing-Recalls-Childrens-Outerwear     

Recall Details

Units: About 420 in the U.S. and 34,357 in Canada

Description: This recall involves 11 styles of FXR child/youth outerwear jackets and hoodies for both boys and girls. They come in sizes 2 through 12. The jackets and hoodies are made of polyester or a blend of cotton/polyester and they have a front zip closure with knit elastic or Velcro adjustable cuffs.  A drawstring is around the neck of the jackets and hoodies. The hoodies come in a variety of color combinations; such as red, purple, grey, red/black/white, green/black, and black. The jackets come in pink/white and in solid blue and pink. The name of the recalled product is located on the content care label which is sewn into the neck area of the garment.  It can be found underneath the letters FXR.

Recalled items are listed below:

Item Name

Item Description

9 Child Blizzard Jacket

Children's Jacket

Child Chase Softshell Hoodie

Children's Softshell Jacket

Child Phase Softshell Hoodie

Children's Softshell Jacket

Youth Chase Softshell Hoodie

Youth Softshell Jacket

Youth Drift Hoodie

Youth Fleece Jacket

Youth Fracture Hoodie

Youth Softshell Jacket

Youth Phantasy Hoodie

Youth Fleece Jacket

Youth Phase Softshell Hoodie

Youth Fleece Jacket

Youth Sophia Hoodie

Youth Fleece Jacket

Y Highland Softshell Hoodie

Youth Softshell Jacket

Y Peak Softshell Jacket

Youth Softshell Jacket

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Sold at:  U.S. Snowmobile Dealers and on the firm's website www.fxrracing.com between August 2008 through January 2014 for about $50 to $110.

Importer: FXR Factory Racing Inc., Oak Bluff, Manitoba, Canada

Manufactured in: China and Vietnam

Note: Health Canada's press release is available at http://healthycanadians.gc.ca/recall-alert-rappel-avis/hc-sc/2014/37991r-eng.php

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 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 news release and recall information at www.cpsc.gov, on Twitter @USCPSC or by subscribing to CPSC's free e-mail newsletters.

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