JW Crawford recalls children’s rain ponchos

A drawstring in the ponchos hood poses a strangulation hazard

By James Limbach of ConsumerAffairs

November 7, 2017

PhotoJW Crawford of Monroe, N.Y., is recalling about 1,300 kids rain ponchos.

A drawstring in the ponchos hood can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children.

No incidents or injuries have been reported.

This recall involves kids waterproof hooded rain ponchos sold in clear, red and blue.

The lightweight ponchos were sold in packs of 6 and 12. A white nylon drawstring is attached at the neck of the 40 inches tall by 60 inches wide ponchos.

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

The ponchos were sold online at Amazon.com and Wealers.com from May 2016, through July 2016, for about $12 for a 6 pack and $17 for a 12 pack.

What to do

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

Consumers may contact JW Crawford toll-free at 844-222-2812 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday (ET), by email anytime at recall.jwcrawford@gmail.com or online on the product distributors website at www.wealers.com and click on the Recall tab located at the top of the page for more information.

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