The Cayre Group Recalls Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Sold at Kohl's for Strangulation Hazard

September 20, 2006
Release #06-263
Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 284-3023
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


The Cayre Group Recalls Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Sold at Kohl's for Strangulation Hazard


WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer products. 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: "Candie's" Brand Children's Hoodie Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

Units: About 4,500

Manufacturer: The Cayre Group, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: These sweatshirts have a drawstring 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 hoodie style zip front hooded sweatshirts were sold in four youth sizes S (7-8), M (9-12), L (14) and XL (16.) The sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood and were available in two colors, Blue Bell and Demitasse. A tag sewn on the inside of the garment reads, "Candie's."

Sold at: Kohl's department stores and on from August 2006 through September 2006 for between $20 and $36.

Manufactured in: Phillipines

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or contact The Cayre Group to return the merchandise for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact The Cayre Group at (800) 284-3023 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site

Note: CPSC was notified about these garments by the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection.


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