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|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Originally issued June 10, 2009
Revised December 3, 2010
Release # 09-240
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 901-8067
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Note: Firm name spelling corrected.
Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Winter Bee 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: Speedy Children's Hooded Zipper Jackets and Kids Hooded Pullover Jackets
Units: About 80,000
Distributor: Winter Bee Inc. d.b.a. Speedy, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued drawstring 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: This recall involves Speedy children's hooded zipper jackets and hooded pullover jackets with drawstrings. The jackets were sold in various colors (black, white, charcoal gray, heather gray, burgundy, green, royal blue, navy blue, baby blue, red, pink, brown and in sizes S-XXL. "Speedy" can be found on a label located on the inside of the collar.
Sold at: Sportswear and clothing retail stores in the Los Angeles area from December 2004 through December 2008 for about $10.
Manufactured in: United States
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 Speedy for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Speedy toll-free at (888) 901-8067 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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