US apparel retailer The Children's Place has recalled its boy's varsity jackets due to a potential choking hazard.

The recall involves boys' knitted fleece varsity jackets in sizes six months through 5T. The jackets are royal blue with grey sleeves and have a baseball character with a red hat on the left chest area.

'The Children's Place' is printed on a tag at the neck of the jacket. A white sewn-in label at the side seam has product numbers 158805, 158806, 158807 and vendor number 1408.

The company said the metal snaps on the jackets could detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Around 13,700 units were sold in the US, and 2,200 in Canada.

No incidents have been reported on the jackets, which were manufactured in Pakistan.

The company is urging consumers to return them to any The Children's Place store for a full refund.