Childrens Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Sunsations Due to Strangulation Hazard
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Childrens Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings
Units: About 12,000
Distributor: Sunsations Inc, of Virginia Beach, Va.
Hazard: The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation 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 or sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves childrens hooded sweatshirt sizes 2T through 12 sold in various solid colors. Style numbers included in this recall are: KD102, KD124 and KFS102.
Sold at: Sunsations stores in Virginia Beach, Va.; Ocean City, Md.; and North Carolina from April 2006 through July 2009 for about $13.
Manufactured in: Pakistan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Sunsations for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Sunsations at (800) 786-9044 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firms Web site at www.sunsationsusa.com
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