Bethesda, Maryland, USA: The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC, announced on Thursday that JCPenney issued a recall of its okie dokie denim patches shortie shorts because the patches on the shorts can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.
This recall involves Okie Dokie Denim Patches Shortie shorts. These jean shorts have a rainbow and a slice of watermelon patch on the front of each pocket with tan stitching along the seams. The shorts were sold in toddler sizes 2T through 5T. The item number 324-8191 and date code 12/17 are printed on a white tag on the inside back seam of the shorts.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately stop using the shorts and contact JCPenney for instructions on returning the shorts for a full refund in the form of a JCPenney gift card.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Sold Exclusively At: JCPenney stores nationwide and online at www.jcpenney.com from February 2018 through June 2018 for about $22.
Importer(s): J.C. Penney Corporation Inc., of Plano, Texas
Distributor(s): J.C. Penney Corporation Inc., of Plano, Texas
Manufactured In: China
Recall number: 18-192
Recall date: July 24, 2018
Recalled Units: About 5,400
Consumer Contact: JCPenney at 800-322-1189 from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. CT Monday through Sunday or online at www.jcpenney.com and click on “Help” and then “Product Recalls” for more information.
Report any incident involving the recalled product to CPSC here.
“This recall was conducted, voluntarily by the company, under CPSC’s Fast Track Recall process. Fast Track recalls are initiated by firms, who commit to work with CPSC to quickly announce the recall and remedy to protect consumers”, CPSC said.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to help ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
Federal law bars any person from selling products subject to a publicly-announced voluntary recall by a manufacturer or a mandatory recall ordered by the Commission.