Children's Rain Ponchos Pose Serious Strangulation and Entanglement Hazard

A drawstring in the poncho's hood can become entangled or caught on objects

Children’s Rain Ponchos Pose Serious Strangulation and Entanglement Hazard
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November 16, 2017

A significant strangulation and entanglement hazard has prompted JW Crawford to recall approximately 1,300 kid's rain ponchos.

A drawstring in the poncho's hood can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors, or other moving objects.

Recall Details

This recall involves kids' waterproof hooded rain ponchos sold in clear, red, and blue. The lightweight ponchos—which are 40 inches by 60 inches in size—were sold in packs of 6 and 12. A white nylon drawstring is attached at the neck of the poncho.

One size fits all and Made in China are printed on the front of the packaging.

Where were they sold?

The recalled kid's rain ponchos were sold online at Amazon.com and Wealers.com from May 2016 through July 2016 for about $12 for the 6 pack and $17 for the 12 pack.

To date, no incidents or injuries related to this recall have been reported.

What should consumers do?

Consumers should immediately take the recalled ponchos away from children and remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard or return the poncho to JW Crawford for a full refund.

Consumers with additional questions or concerns about this recall can reach JW Crawford by calling (844) 222-2812.