In a press statement, La Jolla Sport USA Inc, in conjunction with and in accordance with the rules and guidelines of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the voluntary safety recall of O’Neill Pluto hooded flannel shirts because of a strangulation hazard the shirts pose to consumers.
This recall affects approximately 600 O’Neill Pluto hooded flannel shirts that were sold through East Coast Surf Products, Hansens Surfboards, Huntington Surf & Sport, Jacks Surf and Sport, Main Beach Surf & Sport, O’Neill, Riders Outlet, Sports Chalet, Valley Skate N Surf and a variety of other surfing specialty stores across the country from September 2011 to December 2011. The hooded flannel shirts can be identified by the style number 41204106 that is located on a label sewn into the left side seam of the shirts. These shirts are being recalled because their design fails to conform to guidelines set forth by the CPSC concerning the use of drawstrings in upper outerwear to prevent strangulation and entanglement. To date, no reports of injuries have been received in association with this recall.
Consumers are being instructed to remove the shirts from the possession of children at once and to remove the drawstring from the shirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can then return the shirts to the place of purchase to receive a full refund.
As a Harrisburg personal injury attorney, I have witnessed this type of safety recall many times before and understand the serious injuries that can result through the use of a defective or poorly designed product. If you or your child has suffered an injury through the normal use of a defective product, contact a Lancaster personal injury attorney.Tweet