WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–May 14, 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of product: Children’s hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings
Units: About 24,000
Importer: Junk Food Clothing Co., of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring at the neck 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 on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves all children’s pullover and zippered hooded sweat shirts with drawstrings sold under the “Junk Food” brand name. These sweatshirts were sold in a variety of print designs and in children’s sizes small, medium, large and extra-large. The “Junk Food” logo is sewn into the neck of the garment.
Sold at: Department stores and retail outlets nationwide between June 2006 and August 2009 for about $35.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the product to the store where purchase for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Junk Food Clothing Co. toll-free at (877) 458-5865 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, visit the firm’s website at www.junkfoodclothing.com, or send an e-mail to [email protected]