CPSC and Black Dog Tavern Company Announce Recall of 9,700 Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts that Pose Strangulation Risk

The CPSC and The Black Dog Tavern Company Inc., of Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts, have announced the recall of about 9,700 Children’s hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings because the garments pose a strangulation hazard to children. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

The sweatshirts were manufactured in China and Canada and sold exclusively through Black Dog retail stores, catalog, and Web site from May 2004 through January 2006 for between $30 and $50. To date, no incidents or injuries have been reported.

The recalled sweatshirts have a black dog on the front and are sold in youth sizes up to size 12 with drawstrings through the hood. Sweatshirt colors include navy blue, gray, red, pink, black or oatmeal. “The Black Dog,” “Est. 71,” or “The Black Dog/Martha’s Vineyard” are printed on the back of some of the sweatshirts.

A tag sewn on the inside of the garment reads, “The Black Dog.” Style numbers are K086, K088, K090, K062, or K063 are printed on the garment’s hang tag.

The garments have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children. Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard.

For additional information, contact Black Dog at (800) 626-1991 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.theblackdog.com.

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