Girls' Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by YMI Jeanswear Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at dd's Discounts

The drawstrings at the hood of these girls’ sweatshirts can strangle children.

Recall date: May 08, 2012
Recall number: 12168
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Recall Summary

Name of product:

"YMI" girls' hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings


The sweatshirts have drawstrings at the hood that pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, please contact YMI Jeanswear at (888) 394-1398 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at

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Recall Details


About 500


This recall involves girls' sweatshirts sold under the brand name "YMI Jeanswear." The sweatshirts have a front zipper and a fur-lined hood with a drawstring stitched to each side. "YMI" is printed on the label at the neck. The sweatshirts were sold in gray, purple, pink and black, with either a snowflake or a flower design on the front and back. A heart charm with "YMI" engraved on it is attached to the zipper. The recalled sweatshirts were sold in children's sizes six through 16.


None reported


Consumers should immediately take the recalled sweatshirt from their child and remove the drawstrings or return the sweatshirt to a dd's Discounts store for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at

dd's Discounts stores nationwide from December 2011 through January 2012 for about $13.


YMI Jeanswear, of Los Angeles, Calif.

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