When you hear the term “safety recall,” typically you think of a vehicle, a toy, or possibly even food. However, did you know there are sometimes safety recalls for clothing articles or accessories? The Consumer Product Safety Commission keeps a regularly updated recall list and provides safety education, regulations, and legal standards relating to several topics for consumers.
The commission’s recall list contains items ranging from furniture and light fixtures to stuffed animals, dolls, and even clothes and shoes. The following are just some of the recent clothing recalls that appear on the list:
- Children’s Choking Hazard: J.Crew recalls all styles of holiday 2013 and spring 2014 baby coveralls due to a choking hazard. The sizes included in the recall range from Newborn to 3T, and the care label sewn into the left side will include “HO’13 or SP’14 plus the purchase order and style numbers. The snaps on the coveralls have the potential to detach, therefore causing this choking hazard. Although there have been no reported injuries, consumers should stop using the coveralls immediately, and contact J.Crew Inc. for a full refund.
- Boys Strangulation Risk: RMP Athletic Locker recalls Boys’ Ripzone Hooligan Hooded Jackets due to strangulation risk. The jackets were sold in youth sizes small/petite (s/p) and medium (m). Style number 78938 is located on the care label of the jacket on the right front, inside the lower seam of the jacket. The risk of strangulation comes from the drawstrings located in the hood of the jacket. Consumers can bring the jacket back to the place of purchase for a full refund or simply remove the drawstring from the garment.
- Failure to Protect: Rocky Brands recalls Georgia boot steel-toed work shoes. The shoe is being recalled because when it is compressed, the steel toe cap in the shoes can fail to protect the wearer’s feet. The recalled shoes have a white label on the tongues with the Georgia Boot logo, the product number “G9075” on the left side, a date code between 01-12 and 10-13 in the MM-YY format on the right side. Consumers should stop wearing the shoes immediately, and contact Rocky Brands for a free pair of replacement steel-toed shoes in a similar style.
Safety recalls on clothing or shoes may not seem to be a big deal, but they could pose a risk to you or your family. If you notice a recall for an item you own, stop using the item, and contact the company immediately for a replacement or remedy. If you have owned an unsafe product that harmed you or your family, contact a personal injury attorney immediately to protect your rights.