|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (626) 448-9988 collect
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Girls’ Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Rebelette International Due to 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: Girls’ Hooded Sweatshirts
Units: About 4,800
Distributor: Rebelette International Trading Corp., of South El Monte, Calif.
Hazard: The sweatshirt jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses 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: None reported.
Description: The recalled hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring at the neck. They zip up the front, and are either blue with pink stripes on the sleeves with “Red Hot Chili Steppers” printed on the front, or brown with blue stripes on the sleeves with “Powder Puffs Touch League” on the front. The sweatshirts were sold in children’s sizes small, medium, large, and sizes 4, 5, 6, and 6X. “REBELETTE of Los Angeles” is printed on the collar label.
Sold at: Marshalls Stores and specialty children’s clothing retailers nationwide from July 2007 through September 2007 for about $15.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the hood to eliminate the hazard, or return the sweatshirt to either the place of purchase or to Rebelette International for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Rebelette International collect at (626) 448-9988 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
Note: CPSC was notified about these garments by the Wisconsin Department of Consumer Protection.
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