LELE & Company Recalls Children’s Hooded Sweatshirt Sets with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–March 4, 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 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 (pdf) (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: Dd’s Discount, 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

 

Source: cpsc.gov