|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 21, 2007
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (212) 768-3030
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Girls’ Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Liberty Apparel Due to Strangulation Hazard
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: Jewel brand girls’ hooded sweatshirts
Units: About 12,000
Distributor: Liberty Apparel Co. Inc., of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The garments 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 by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The Jewel brand girls’ zippered hoodie sweatshirts have various designs on the front, and were sold in two styles: the “Big Heart” zip-up long sleeve hoodie sweatshirts (style #J2173k/sk) in black, light pink and purple colors, and the “Small Stars” long sleeve hoodie jacket sweatshirts (style #J2174k/sk) in green, khaki, navy and orange colors. Both styles were sold in small, medium, large, extra-large sizes.
Sold at: Marshalls and other specialty children’s clothing retailers nationwide from August 2007 through November 2007 for about $10.
Manufactured in: India
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or return the sweatshirts to either the place of purchase or Liberty Apparel for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, call Liberty Apparel Co. collect at (212) 768-3030 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
Note: CPSC was notified about these garments by the Wisconsin Department of Consumer Protection.
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