Sportswear firm Puma has recalled some 5,000 V-Konstruct youth training jackets because drawstrings at the waist of the garments pose an entanglement risk.

The drawstring has toggles and is not stitched to the back of the jacket. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) said yesterday (24 April) the drawstring could become snagged or caught in small spaces and poses an entanglement hazard.

The recalled jackets have a short collar, full length zip, two pockets, a mesh panel running along the back of the shoulders and under the sleeves as well as an elastic cord with toggles at the waist.

Puma said consumers should stop using the jackets immediately and return them to the retailer to receive a full refund.

The product, which was manufactured in Vietnam, Malaysia and China, was sold at clothing retail stores and online in the US from January 2007 through January 2012 for US$12-$55.

The recalled jackets have model numbers 65110201, 65110202, 65110203, 65110204 and 65110205. No injuries have yet been reported.

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