Industry Press Release

SPORT OBERMEYER LTD. VOLUNTARILY RECALLS GIRLS’ JACKETS WITH DRAWSTRINGS AT THE WAIST DUE TO ENTRAPMENT HAZARD

03/31/2010

Washington, DC (March 31, 2010 — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Posey, Lily, Rose and Daisy Girls’ Ski Jackets

Units: About 3,900

Importer: Sport Obermeyer, Ltd., of Aspen, Colo.

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring at the waist which can pose an entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: No injuries reported.

Description: The recalled girls’ jackets have drawstrings at the waist, sold in sizes 1 to 8 and the names and corresponding style numbers are: Lily #91549, Rose # 91552, Daisy #91555, Posey #91558. The style number is printed on the tag inside the neck of the jackets.

Sold at: Various boutique and ski/sport retailers from July 2009 through February 2010 from $90 to $140.

Manufactured in: Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return it to Sport Obermeyer, Ltd. for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sport Obermeyer Ltd. at (800)778-5465 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. (MT) Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.obermeyer.com

To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:

http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml10/10183.html