About Umbro Boys’ outerwear jackets

Recall Date: 3/8/2012

This recall involves boys’ nylon jackets sold in sizes medium to extra large that can fit children through size 14. “Umbro” is printed on the front upper right side of the jackets. The bottom of the jacket has a drawstring with toggles. The jackets were sold in five color combinations: black, black/royal, black/Tabasco, black/cedar, and navy.

Consumer Contact

For additional information, contact Umbro toll-free at (866) 217-6800 between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.umbro.com


  • Ross Stores nationwide from April 2011 through January 2012 for about $8.


  • Hong Kong Genexy Group Co. Ltd., of Hong Kong

Made In

  • China


  • Umbro USA, of Beaverton, Ore.

Category ID: 67601

Number of Units Sold: About 240


  • The boys’ jacket has a retractable elastic drawstring at the waist with a toggle that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or doorways, which poses an entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children’s upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC’s actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.


  • None reported

Resolution, Remedy, Fix

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring and return the jacket to Umbro for a full refund.

Resolution Options

  • Refund

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Sources: https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2012/Umbro-Boys-Jackets-with-Drawstrings-Recalled-Waist-Drawstrings-Pose-Entrapment-Hazard-Sold-Exclusively-at-Ross-Stores