Several news agencies have been covering a recall alert that has been issued recently by PUMA North America, Inc., of Westford, Massachusetts.
According to the official announcement released by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, all units of the PUMA USA V-Konstruct Training Jacket with Pockets designed for children are being recalled over a possible entanglement hazard. The company has revealed that the drawstring these jackets were equipped with was not stitched properly to the back of the product. According to the federal agency, if these drawstrings happen to be caught in vehicle doors or other small spaces, this jacket could pose a serious risk to the child.
Although no injuries have been reported in association with these jackets, the federal agency has urged all consumers to verify if they have any of these jackets in their possession right away. All recalled units of the PUMA USA V-Konstruct Training Jacket manufactured between January 2007 and January 2012 should be returned immediately to the place of purchase for a full refund.
As a Mountain View personal injury lawyer, I sincerely hope that no child is injured while wearing one of these recalled youth jackets. I encourage parents to follow the federal agency’s instructions and to keep any of the 5,000 units of these jackets away from your child. I urge all consumers to stay alert and to always respond to a recall alert that is related to a product that could pose a risk to you and your loved one. Keep your family safe by never ignoring a recall regarding a product you own and use on a daily basis, especially if it’s related to an item designed for children.
Whenever you or a dear friend is injured though the use of a recalled and possibly defective product, you might want to contact a personal injury lawyer in your area to have your case promptly evaluated.