|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2007
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 927-5596
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Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Seena International for 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 45,000
Importer: Seena International, of Yaphank, N.Y.
Hazard: The garments 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: This recall involves children's fleece hooded sweatshirts, sizes 8-12. The sweatshirts were sold in black, brown, blue, red, grey, white and off-white. The words "BKLYN Xpress" and "Brooklyn Xpress" and various graphic designs are embroidered on the sweatshirts. A sewn-in tag has one of the following style numbers: BXFL72B, BXFL73B, BXFL74B, BXFL75B, BXFL77B or BXFL80B. This recall only involves sweatshirts in sizes 8 to 12.
Sold at: Various clothing stores, including Ross Stores & Gordman's, from September 2006 through December 2006 for about $25.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to the store where purchased for help in removing the drawstring.
Customer Contact: For additional information, contact Seena International toll-free at (866) 927-5596 between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.brooklynxpress.com
Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection through its retail surveillance.
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