March 13, 1996
Release # 96-077
|CPSC: Kate Premo
(301) 504-0580 Ext. 1187
CPSC, O'Neill Sportswear Announce Jacket Recall
WASHINGTON, D.C. - In cooperation with the U.S.
Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), O'Neill Sportswear, a division of La Jolla
Sports USA, of Irvine, Calif., is recalling 347 "Milky Way" jackets. The
jackets, which burn faster than newspaper, violate the federal Flammable Fabrics Act and
pose a serious risk of burn injuries.
CPSC and O'Neill are not aware of any injuries involving these jackets. This recall is
being conducted to prevent the possibility of injury.
The hooded, reverse fleece pullover jackets were available in three colors: Black (white
with gray pinstripes and stitching), Moondust (white with brown pinstripes and stitching),
and Organic Green (white with green pinstripes and stitching). "O'Neill" is
embroidered on the chest, and sewn-in labels at the neck read, "O'Neill ... RN #
85773 ...100% Cotton ... Made in USA ... " The jacket's hang tags read in part,
"O'Neill ... Quality Fit Function ..." Ski and sports shops sold the jackets
from August to November 1995 for approximately $56 in the following states: Arizona,
California, Colorado, Florida, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, New
Jersey, Ohio., Oregon, and Wisconsin.
Consumers should stop wearing these jackets immediately and call O'Neill Sportswear at
(800) 213-6444 to arrange for a refund or replacement.
The Canadian Government alerted CPSC to this hazard after the jackets' material failed
Canadian flammability standards.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety
Commission protects the public from the unreasonable risk of injury or death from 15,000
types of consumer products under the agency's jurisdiction. To report a dangerous product
or a product-related injury and for information on CPSC's fax-on-demand service, call
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