|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 3, 2010
|Firm's Recall Hotline: (213) 745-8979
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: Children's hooded sweatshirt sets with drawstrings
Units: About 2,700
Manufacturer: LELE & Company Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to young 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 at the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves hooded sweatshirts sold under the "Maria Elena" and "Eddie" brand names. The sweatshirts were sold in children's sizes 8 through 14, and have various character designs on the front including "Princess," "Prince" and "Champion." Style number 4282 is printed on the back of the tag attached to the label.
Sold at: Frine Solarzvo and Toro Wholesale stores in California, El Carrusel and Hana Hosiery in Georgia, Lacala Design in Illinois, and La Revoltosa stores in Florida from August 2008 through August 2009 for between $6.50 and $9.
Manufactured in: Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard or return the product to the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact LELE collect at (213) 745-8979 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's Web site at www.leleforkids.com
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risk of injury or death associated with the use of thousands of types of consumer products. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product-related incidents cost the nation more than $1 trillion annually. CPSC's work to ensure the safety of consumer products has contributed to a decline in the rate of injuries associated with consumer products over the past 50 years.
Federal law prohibits any person from selling products subject to a Commission ordered recall or a voluntary recall undertaken in consultation with the CPSC.