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BRAV USA recalls youth jackets with drawstrings

The drawstrings can become tangled posing a strangulation hazard

Photo source: CPSC
BRAV USA of Haverhill, Mass., is recalling about 156 Swix branded Focus Down Jackets Jr.

The jackets have a drawstrings in the hood and waist area that can become tangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a strangulation and/or an entrapment hazard to children.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves Swix branded winter jackets with a drawstring in the hood and a drawstring in the waist sold under the name Focus Down Jacket Jr., item number 13162.

The jackets were sold in three colors; black, navy and red, and in four European format junior sizes; 128 (8-10yrs), 140 (10-12yrs), 152 (12-14yrs) and 164 (14-16yrs).

The front of the jacket has light gray paneling on the upper chest, and the Swix brand logo is on the left chest.

The down filled, winter jacket was designed and marketed to winter athletes for use in winter athletics, such as Nordic skiing.

The item number can be found on the hang tag.

The jackets, manufactured in China, were sold at WMS Store, Gallatin Alpine Sports and other outdoor and ski apparel stores nationwide and online at www.swixonline.com to ski racing clubs and others from September 2020, through March 2021, for about $160.

What to do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled jacket away from children and remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard, or return the jacket to BRAV USA for a full refund, shipping included.

Consumers may contact BRAV USA at (800) 343-8335 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (ET) Monday through Friday, by email at bravrecall.usa@brav.com or online at http://swixsport.com and click on “Recall Information” at the bottom of the page for instructions on how to remove the drawstrings from the jackets or to receive a full refund.

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