O’Neill Pluto Boys’ Hoodies Recalled Due to Strangulation Risk

Posted on May 8, 2012

A potential strangulation hazard has prompted the recall of a children’s clothing product.

The item in question is the O’Neill Pluto boys’ hooded flannel shirt.  The recall was announced by Irvine-based La Jolla Sport USA (doing business as O’Neill Clothing), who imported the defective items from India.  Around 600 pieces of clothing are affected by this recall, and all of them will say Pluto Flannel and have the number 41204106 embroidered upon a label inside the shirt on the lefthand seam.

The recall was initiated when it was discovered that the items fail to comply with a Consumer Product Safety Commission federal regulation issued in 2011 that instituted standards that govern drawstrings in certain children’s wear.  The hoodies that are encompassed by this recall all have a drawstring that puts the child at risk of being strangled.  Thankfully, there have yet to be any reports of this type of incident.

The items were available at a variety of surfing specialty stores across the country, where they retailed for around $60.  Consumers may have purchased the items from September to December of last year.  Affected persons are being advised to take the drawstring out immediately and return the clothing item for a complete refund.

I’m sorry to hear about another recall as a Riverside personal injury attorney.  The standards instituted last July were put in place for a reason, and I’m sorry to see a violation of that regulation.  I hope as a personal injury lawyer in San Jose that this is the last violation of this type.

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