The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced recalls of the following products. Consumers should stop using recalled products unless otherwise instructed. For a complete list of recalled products, visit www.cpsc.gov.
The following hooded sweatshirts and jackets are being recalled because drawstrings through the hood can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
Units: About 11,800
Distributor: Weeplay Kids LLC, of New York
Description: This recall involves girl’s sweatshirts sold under the Candy Queen and Akademiks brand names. Sweatshirts have style numbers Q37519, A22090, A393343 3, A79405 226 and A79462 1 and were sold in sizes 2T through 16.
Sold at: Small retail stores nationwide from February to November 2008 for $5 to $22.
Remedy: Remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to Weeplay Kids or the place of purchase for a refund.
Contact: Call 800-505 0490 or www.weeplaykids.com.
Units: About 3,900
Importer: Bobens Trading Co. Inc., of Hicksville, N.Y.
Description: The recall involves “Old Skool” girls’ hooded sweatshirts with long and short sleeves in sizes S XL and in a variety of colors and designs.
Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from November 2007 to September 2009 for about $8 to $20.
Remedy: Remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts or return the garment to the place of purchase or to Bobens Trading Co. for a refund.
Contact: Call 516-433 8490 or visit www.burlingtoncoatfactory.com.
Units: About 2,400
Importer: Franshaw Inc., of New York
Description: This recall involves Blue Heart and Just a Girl brand children’s sweatshirts. The Blue Heart sweatshirts are olive and pink, and have style number 48052. The Just a Girl sweatshirts were sold in light blue and have style number 48052.
Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory stores nationwide from September 2006 through September 2009 for about $10.
Remedy: Remove the drawstrings from the jackets or return the garment to Burlington Coat Factory or to Franshaw Inc. for a refund.
Contact: Call 800-477 3274
Units: About 1,900
Distributor: Baycreek Inc., of New York
Description: This recall involves Attitude Gold children’s hooded sweatshirts in sizes small, medium, large and extra large.
Sold at: Burlington Coat Factory and Modecraft Fashions stores nationwide from October 2008 through June 2009 for about $25.
Remedy: Remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts or return the garment to the place of purchase or to Baycreek for a refund.
Contact: Call 212-279 2777