Five Separate Sweatshirt Recalls for Strangulation Hazard

Five separate recalls have been issued for an array of children’s hooded jackets due to <"http://www.yourlawyer.com/practice_areas/product_liability">strangulation hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has just announced. In every case, the recalled clothing item was manufactured in China.

Golden Grove Children’s Hooded Fleece Jackets with Drawstrings The Village movies
About 6,100 Children’s Hooded Fleece Jackets with Drawstrings were recalled by Golden Grove Trading of Covina, California—which does business as Crystal Castle®—due to a strangulation hazard. A variety of these recalled fleece jackets were sold at CVS and can be returned either to the place of purchase or to Golden Grove Trading for a full refund. Golden Glove Trading can be reached toll-free at 1-888-800-3939 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

La Jolla Sport Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

About 9,700 La Jolla Sport Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with drawstrings were recalled by La Jolla Sport USA, of Irvine, California due to a strangulation and entanglement hazard. The recalled sweatshirts were sold in a variety of stores and in a variety of sizes and can be returned to the original place of purchase or to La Jolla Sport for a full refund. La Jolla Sport USA can be reached at 1-800-213-6444 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or at its Website at www.oneill.com

Dysfunctional Clothing Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings
About 450 Dysfunctional Clothing Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings were recalled due to strangulation hazard. The recalled hooded fleece sweatshirts were sold in a variety of stores and can be returned to the original place of purchase or to Dysfunctional Clothing LLC for a full refund. Dysfunctional Clothing at can be reached toll-free at 1-800-760-3417 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.lostclothing.com.

MM Compound Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts
About 2,200 MM Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts were recalled due to a strangulation hazard. The recalled hooded sweatshirts were sold in different models, sizes, and colors and in a variety of stores and can be returned to the original place of purchase or to MM Compound for a full refund. MM Compound can be reached toll-free at 1-877-685-4742 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Rusty North America Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings
About 635 Rusty North America Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings were recalled due to a strangulation hazard. The hooded fleece sweatshirts were distributed by Rusty North America of Irvine, California and were sold in a variety of styles, prints, sizes, and colors in a variety of stores and can be returned to either the original place of purchase or to Rusty North America. The firm can be reached toll-free at 1-877-857-8789 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

The CPSC is advising consumers to immediately remove the drawstring from the recalled clothing item to eliminate the hazard.

In 1996, the CPSC issued drawstring guidelines meant to help prevent children from becoming entangled or strangling on hood and neck drawstrings in upper outerwear. In May 2006, the CPSC’s Office of Compliance issued an announcement that such outerwear with drawstrings at the hood or neck would be regarded as both defective and a substantial risk of injury to young children. Still the guidelines are routinely ignored by the clothing industry, and that attitude has had deadly consequences for some children. From January 1985 through January 1999, the CPSC received reports of 22 deaths and 48 non-fatal entanglement incidents involving drawstrings on children’s clothing.

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