|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2008
Firm's Recall Hotline: (212) 563-4949 collect
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: Boys' Hooded Sweatshirts
Units: About 5,000
Distributor: Kidz World Inc., d/b/a High Energy USA, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The sweatshirts have a drawstring through hood which poses 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 boys' sweatshirts are hooded and have a zipper up the front. They were sold in boys' sizes small and medium. The style number, and "High Energy" or "Energy Clothing Company," are printed on the sewn-in neck tag. The following styles are included in this recall.
|T78311||Tan and brown plaid|
|White/black, blue/gray, red/navy and other assorted colors|
|Navy blue and other assorted colors|
Sold at: A.J. Wright, Bealls Outlet, A&E Stores, and Happy Days Stores nationwide from October 2007 through November 2007 for about $15.
Manufactured in: Pakistan, Egypt, and Korea
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or contact High Energy for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact High Energy collect at (212) 563-4949 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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