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Trail Crest Recalls Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts Due to Strangulation Hazard

  • Hooded sweatshirt
Name of Product:
Trail Crest boys and girls hooded sweatshirts and jackets
Hazard:
The hoodies and jackets have drawstrings through the hood or neck which pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Remedy:
Refund
Recall Date:
October 22, 2013
Units:
About 350
Consumer Contact

Trail Crest at (800) 965-6550 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. Consumers can also email the firm at sales@trailcrest.net.

Recall Details

Description:

This recall involves Trail Crest brand boys and girls hooded sweatshirts sold in sizes x-small, small and medium.  They have a camouflage pattern on shoulders and arms, with drawstrings in the hood and zippers at the neck.  They come in birch and camouflage, pink and camouflage, and purple and camouflage. There is a tag sewn on the outside of the jacket left sleeve with style number 29121. There is an additional Trail Crest tag in the neckline 

Remedy:

Consumers should immediately take the garments away from children. Consumers can remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or return the garments to Trail Crest for a full refund.  Contact Trail Crest for a return address label and instructions for returning the garment.

Incidents/Injuries:

No injuries have been reported. 

Sold At

Zulily.com and other stores nationwide from November 2012 to February 2013 for about $15.  

Importer:

Trail Crest, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Importer

Trail Crest, Brooklyn, N.Y.

Manufactured In:
China
Recall number:
14-002
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