|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 18, 2010
Release # 10-142
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 505-0490
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 with Drawstrings
Units: About 11,800
Distributor: Weeplay Kids LLC, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled in the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves girl's sweatshirts sold under the Candy Queen and Akademiks brand names. Sweatshirts included in this recall have style numbers Q37519, A22090, A393343-3, A79405-226 and A79462-1. The sweatshirts were sold in sizes 2T through 16.
Sold at: Small retail stores nationwide from February 2008 through November 2008 for between $5 and $22.
Manufactured in: China and Pakistan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can return the garment to Weeplay Kids or the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Weeplay Kids at (800) 505-0490 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.weeplaykids.com
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