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Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 692-7129
Distributor: Scope Apparel L.P., of Houston, Texas
Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The boys' small and medium sized hooded zip-up sweatshirts have various designs on the front, and were sold in charcoal, navy blue and brown colors. "Whatever" and "RN#39209" are printed on the tag sewn into the jacket.
Manufactured in: Bangladesh, India, China and Pakistan
Sold at: Mass merchandise and specialty children's clothing retailers nationwide from August 2007 through November 2007 for between $20 and $40.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard, or return the sweatshirts for a full refund to either the place of purchase or Scope Apparel.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Scope Apparel toll-free at (888) 692-7129 ext. 0 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. CT, or visit the firm's Web site at www.scopeimp.com
Note: CPSC was notified about these garments by the Wisconsin Department of Consumer Protection.