Sunday, February 7, 2010

GTM Sportswear Recalls Children's Jackets with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

Children’s Jackets with Drawstrings were recently recalled by GTM Sportswear, Inc., because the drawstrings through the hood an pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued guidelines 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 or sweatshirts. This recall involves children’s hooded nylon jackets in sizes XXS-XL (2T-16) and in various colors. “GTM Sportswear” is printed on a label sewn in the neck of the garments. Styles include Youth Medalist Jacket (YJA180), Youth Legacy Jacket (YJAPT01), Youth Eclipse Jacket (YLJA186), Youth Dominator Jacket (YJA3800), Youth Booster Jacket (YJA150), Youth Achiever Jacket (YJA161). Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the jackets to their place of purchase or to GTM Sportswear for a full refund. For additional information, contact GTM Sportswear at 800.437.9560 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. CT Monday through Friday, and on Saturday between 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., or visit the firm’s website at

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Alan L. Morton
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Post Office Box 420
Boise, ID 83701-0420
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