George at Asda forced to recall childrens hoodies over fears of entrapment
George at Asda has issued a recall notice on two lines of children’s hoodies after it was discovered that the jumpers’ drawstring cords could cause a “potential risk of entrapment”.
In an alert sent out by the supermarket, the brand announced that its pulling the 304 Soda hoodie Jnr and 304 World hoodie Jnr, in both the pink and mint colourway, from sale.
A product recall usually takes place when an item is identified as defective or potentially unsafe. In this case, parents have been warned by Asda that the pink and mint hoodies aimed at children have drawstring cords that could cause entrapment.
The store explained: “'If you have purchased 304 Soda hoodie Jnr Mint or 304 World hoodie Jnr Pink with any of the barcodes listed, please bring it back to your nearest store where you will be given a full refund. This product has been recalled due to a potential issue with the drawcords, which may cause a risk of entrapment.
“You do not need your receipt. We are very sorry for any inconvenience caused,” they continued. “If you would like any further information, please contact Asda Customer Relations – 0800 952 0101.”
The product details are below:
304 Soda hoodie Jnr Mint – 505189727012, 5059189726176, 5059189726152, 5059189726138, 5059189726190
304 World hoodie Jnr Pink – 5059189727173, 5059189727135, 50591897111, 5059189726695, 5059189727159
Last month, Trading Standards issued a similar recall notice, after it was found that a range of Ripstop puffer coats, made by clothing brand Bench, featured an elastic adjuster and toggle on the hoods which could be potentially dangerous to children.
The group not only expressed concerns over “entrapment”, but also that if children were to get caught in the cords, they could be “dragged” or “run over” by vehicles.
"Such adjusters are not permitted on garments intended for young children as a young child may become entrapped by the cord, such as by playground equipment, leading to strangulation, or moving vehicles such as bus doors and bicycles, resulting in dragging or being run over by the vehicle," the statement said.
"Additionally, elasticated cords may 'snap' back to the face or neck resulting in injury."
Trading Standards said the six puffer coats, which were intended for 5 to 14 year olds, have been recalled from end users by M&M Direct.
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