Haselson International Trading Recalls Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–March 17, 2010.  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.

Name of Product: Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

Units: About 23,000

Distributor: Haselson International Trading Inc., of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled in the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments such as sweatshirts and jackets.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves children’s sweatshirts sold in sizes 4 through 7 and S (8) and M (10-12). The sweatshirts were sold in various colors and prints. The brand name Kani Gold or Road Block is printed inside of the garment on the neck tag.

Sold exclusively at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from July 2006 through September 2009 for between $6 and $30.

Manufactured in: Indonesia, Egypt, China, Pakistan and Korea

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the sweatshirts to Burlington Coat Factory or the Haselson for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Haselson toll-free at (800) 217-4478 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Thursday, or visit the store’s Web site at www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com

 

Source: cpsc.gov