|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 3, 2009
Release # 10-054
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 317-3974
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: "Hello Kitty" Zip Up Hoodie Sweatshirts
Distributor: NTD Apparel, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose 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 on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The "Hello Kitty" hoodie has an appliqué on the right chest and screenprint on left chest and left sleeve. They were sold in black with silver lining and in sizes 2T, 3T, 4, 5, 6 and 6X. NTD APPAREL, D1592H7273, RN#116180 is printed on the neck label and care label.
Sold at: Macy's and Dillard's department stores nationwide from November 2008 through December 2008 for $36.
Manufactured in: China
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 NTD Apparel for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact NTD Apparel toll-free at (866) 317-3974 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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