|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 12, 2009
Release # 09-154
|Firm’s Recall Hotline: (800) 533-8922
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Seattle Cotton Works Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled 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 sweatshirts
Units: About 40,000
Distributor: Seattle Cotton Works, LLC, of Bellevue, Wash.
Hazard: The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood that can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, the 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: The hooded, long sleeve sweatshirts have full-length zippers and drawstrings along the neck line. The products are sold under the Seattle Cotton Works brand in six different designs. The styles are set forth in the image below. The name, “Seattle Cotton Works” appears along the inside neck line.
Sold exclusively at: Kohl's Department Stores nationwide from January 2009 through February 2009 for about $17.
Manufactured in: Pakistan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or call the manufacturer to arrange for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information or assistance returning a product contact Seattle Cotton Works at (800) 533-8922 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.seattlecottonrecall.com
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