Name of product: Girl’s Hoodies
The hoodies have a drawstring inside the lining of the hood that surrounds the face which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children’s upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC’s actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Consumer Contact: Maeli Rose at 626-701-7575 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.maelirose.com and click on the Recall tab located at the top of the homepage for more information.
This recall involves the girls’ blush hoodie sizes 2T-6X, made of 62% polyester, 35% cotton and 3% spandex. The garment comes in blush/pink and has a lace decoration strip around the hood opening. There is a white drawstring inside the hood lining that surrounds the face. There is a zipper on the front with a pocket on each side. The pocket openings and sleeves are decorated with a lace strip. The name Just Fab Girls is sewn into the label of the neck. There is also a label sewn into the side seam that reads “RN #137339” and “Made in China.”
Consumers should immediately take the recalled hoodie away from children and remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Children’s boutiques and other specialty retail stores nationwide from July 2013 through December 2013 for about $20.
Maeli Rose, of Arcadia, Calif.
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