|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2009
Release # 10-053
|Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 786-9044
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Sunsations Due to 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: Children’s 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 (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 children’s 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 firm’s Web site at www.sunsationsusa.com
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