Little Willy’s Recalls Hooded Sweatshirts Due to Strangulation Hazard

The Little Willy's brand hoodies have drawstrings through the hood.

Recall date: November 26, 2013
Recall number: 14-032
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    Little Willy’s Hooded Sweatshirt

Recall Summary

Name of product:

Little Willy’s Hooded Sweatshirts


The hoodies have drawstrings through the hood or neck which pose a strangulation hazard to young 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.

Consumer Contact:

Little Willy’s collect at (212) 680-0107 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Tuesday through Saturday, or online at In addition, consumers can email for more information.

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Recall Details


About 200


This recall involves Little Willy’s brand children’s hooded sweatshirts sold in sizes XS (2 years), S (3 years), M (4-5 years), L (6-7 years), XL (8-9 years) and XXL (10 years). The cotton fleece sweatshirts were sold in two color patterns: dark grey with light grey stripes and a red hood, and purple with navy blue stripes and a green hood. The sweatshirt has an elbow patch on the right arm and the Little Willy logo on the front. 


None reported.


Consumers should immediately take the garments away from children. Consumers can remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or return the garments to Little Willy’s to have the drawstring removed.

Sold at

Online at and from January 2012 to May 2012 for about $20.


Little Willy’s of, New York, N.Y.

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  • Little Willy’s Hooded Sweatshirt