On February 2, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and GTM Sportswear Inc. announced a voluntary recall of approximately 210,000 children’s jackets with drawstrings due to a possible strangulation hazard. The jackets do not comply with industry standards put in place by the CPSC in 1997.
The recall affects all colors of children’s hooded nylon jackets in sizes XXS-XL (2T-16) with “GTM Sportswear” on a label sewn in the neck of the garments. Styles affected by the recall include:
The recalled jackets were available from January 2003 through December 2009 at various stores nationwide including GTM Sportswear, K-State Super Store, Cats Closet, Just for Kix catalogs, and online.
Consumers are urged to immediately remove drawstrings from the jackets and return the product for a full refund. GTM Sportswear can be contacted at 800-437-9560.