|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued December 6, 2007
Revised January 26, 2011
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 659-7026
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: recall hotline hours changed.
Personal Identity Children’s Sweaters with Drawstrings Recalled by Sears 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: Personal Identity-brand V-neck sweaters with hood
Units: About 5,200
Importer: A & R Knitwear, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The recalled sweaters 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: None reported.
Description: The recalled sweaters have a V-neck, hood and kangaroo pocket. The sweaters are either pink with charcoal stripes or blue with white stripes. They were sold in the following girls’ sizes: small, medium, large, and extra large.
Sold at: Sears stores nationwide during September 2007 for about $34.
Manufactured in: Pakistan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Sears at (800) 659-7026 between 7 am - 9 pm CT Monday through Friday, 7 am - 6 pm Saturday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.sears.com
Note: CPSC was alerted to this hazard by the State of Connecticut’s Department of Consumer Protection.
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