Girls' Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstring Recalled for Strangulation Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2006
Release #06-223
Firm's Recall Hotline: (877) 246-7257
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

 

Girls' Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstring Recalled for Strangulation Hazard

 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

 

Name of Product: Hide & Seek Hooded Sweatshirts

Units: About 9,700

Manufacturer: Quiksilver Inc., of Huntington Beach, Calif.

Hazard: A drawstring is threaded through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: The recalled hood sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood. The sweatshirts are pink, white, brown, navy or green with a beaded heart logo and embroidered flowers on the front above the left pocket. They were sold in girls' sizes SML to XL. "ROXY GIRL" is printed on the collar label. The style number 484241 (some with an M, N or NN after the number) is located on the garment's hangtag and/or the individual packaging label.

Sold at: Surf and skate shops, specialty and department stores, including Macy's, Nordstrom, Quiksilver and Roxy retail stores and outlets nationwide from November 2005 through January 2006 for about $40.

Manufactured In: Pakistan

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can receive a full refund by returning the sweatshirts to the place of purchase or by mailing the sweatshirts to: Quiksilver Inc., Attention: Consumer Replacements/Recalled Merchandise, 5600 Argosy Circle, Suite 300, Huntington Beach, Calif. 92649. Returns must include the consumer's name, address and telephone number so Quiksilver can reach them.

Consumer Contact: For more information, contact Quiksilver at (877) 246-7257 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, or e-mail the firm at channels@quiksilver.com

 

Picture of Recalled Hooded Sweatshirt