Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Sunsations Due to Strangulation Hazard

The hooded sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood which can pose a strangulation.

Recall date: March 10, 2011
Recall number: 11-163
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

Children's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings

Hazard:

The hooded sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood which can pose a strangulation or entrapment 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 and sweatshirts.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, contact Sunsations at (800) 786-9044 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.sunsationsusa.com or email the firm atinfo@sunsationsusa.com

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Recall Details

Units

About 3,600

Description

The recall involves children's and juniors hooded sweatshirts sold in sizes small, medium and large that can fit children in a large range of sizes from 2T through 12. "Virginia Beach," "Ocean City," "Nags Head" or "Kill Devil Hills" are printed on the front. The following style and items numbers are included in the recall and are printed on a tag sewn into the sweatshirt's neck: BL200 (item #16692) in black, style BL300 (item #16693) in brown and style 292 (item #20221) which come in navy blue, pink and light blue.

Incidents/Injuries

None reported

Remedy

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the sweatshirt to eliminate the hazard or return the sweatshirt to Sunsations for a full refund.

Sold at

Sunsations stores in Virginia Beach, Va; Ocean City, Md; and Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills, N.C. from May 2009 through November 2010 for between $10 and $25.

Manufactured in

Pakistan