CPSC and Trendset Originals Announce Recall of Girls’ Sweaters with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

The Consumer Product Safety Commission and Trendset Originals, of New York, New York, have announced the voluntary recall of some 1,700 “Who’s That Girl!” Sweaters manufactured in China. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

According to the CPSC, a “drawstring is threaded through the hood of the garment, posing a strangulation hazard to children.” No incidents have been reported to date.

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.

The recalled girls’ hooded sweaters are pink, blue and white and have a label that reads “Who’s That Girl!” The R/N number is 48829 printed on the inside neck tag of the garment.

These items were sold exclusively at Gordman’s Department stores nationwide from September 2005 through November 2005 for about $10.

Consumers can remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or return the hooded drawstring sweater to the store where purchased for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Trendset at (800) 908-8308 between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Trendset’s Web site at www.trendsetny.com, or e-mail the firm at customer-service@trendsetny.com.

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