Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Dysfunctional Clothing Due to Strangulation Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2009
Release # 09-164
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 760-3417
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Dysfunctional Clothing 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: Hooded Fleece Sweatshirts

Units: About 450

Distributor: Dysfunctional Clothing LLC, of Irvine, Calif.

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose 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 drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: Lost Children’s Sweatshirts with drawstring sizes S-XL, RN # 85773. The product name and style numbers are found on the hangtag at the left side seam of the garment.

Sold at: Macy’s, Bloomingdales, Zappo’s, and Jacks Surf Shop stores nationwide. The sweatshirts were sold between June 2008 and December 2008 for about $26.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Dysfunctional Clothing LLC for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Dysfunctional Clothing at (800)-760-3417 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.lostenterprises.com

 

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