The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Gap Inc. on Thursday said more than 16,000 boys' jackets were being recalled because a piece attached to waist drawstring poses an "entrapment hazard to children," although no injuries have been reported.
About 16,200 "Warmest Jacket" for boys sold exclusively at Gap Outlet stores nationwide from September through this month are being recalled. The jackets' waist drawstring toggle can become snagged or caught in small spaces or doorways, according to the recall notice.
The hooded jackets, which zip in front and cost about $50, were made in Indonesia and sold in navy and gray in children's sizes. "Gap Outlet" was printed on a label at the neck, and style number 513573 is printed on a white label sewn behind the size and product care label near the neckline.
The commission said consumers should stop wearing the jacket immediately and return it to any Gap Outlet store for a full refund. Customers who return the jacket before April 30, also will receive a $5 appreciation card.
The company last month recalled more than 17,000 boys' jackets sold at its Old Navy stores because of the same potential entrapment hazard.
For additional information, affected consumers can contact Gap at (888) 747-3704 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. EST Monday through Friday, Saturday 12 p.m. through 7 p.m. EST, and Sunday 12 p.m. through 6 p.m., or visit http://www.gapinc.com.
Shares of San Francisco-based Gap fell 11 cents to $21.21 in afternoon trading.