|September 8, 2009
The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. 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: Children's Hooded Fleece Sweatshirts
Units: About 2,300
Distributor: La Jolla Sport USA Inc., of Irvine, Calif.
Hazard: The recalled sweatshirts 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: The recall involves hooded fleece sweatshirts with style names "Love Goes" (style #39810012) and "Up and Under" (style #39202202). They were sold under the O'Neill brand name in child sizes S - XL. The RN #85773 is printed on the care label in the neck.
Sold at: Ron Jons' Surf Shop, Dillards and McCaulous stores nationwide from June 2009 through August 2009 for about $65.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, and return the garment to the place of purchase or to the firm for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact La Jolla Sport at (800) 662-7873 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.lajollagroup.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical or mechanical hazard. CPSC's work to help ensure the safety of consumer products - such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters and household chemicals -– contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 40 years.
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