In a news statement, Umbro USA, in conjunction with and in accordance with the standards and regulations of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), issued a voluntary recall of Umbro Boys’ outwear jackets due to reports that the boys’ jackets feature a retractable elastic drawstring with a toggle at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or doorways. The design defect poses an entrapment hazard to consumers. However, no reports of incidents or injuries have been reported as of yet in this regard. Roughly 240 jackets that were available exclusively at Ross Stores across the nation from April 2011 through January 2012 are affected by this recall. Consumers are being instructed to remove the drawstring from the jackets immediately and to return the jackets to Umbro to receive a full refund.
As a York personal injury attorney, I’ve witnessed this sort of safety recall many times before and am fully aware of the dangers that defective and poorly designed products pose to consumers. Manufacturers have many safety measures in place to ensure the quality of their products, however, even under the most watchful eye, mistakes are possible. If you or your child has suffered an injury due to the normal use of a defective or poorly designed product, it may be in your best interests to contact a personal injury lawyer with experience in these matters to learn more about the possible legal options that may be open to you.Tweet