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|Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 213-6444
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
Distributor: La Jolla Sport USA, of Irvine, Calif.
Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled children's hooded sweatshirts have RN number 85773 printed in the center back neck and were sold in sizes S-XL. The product name and style number are printed on the hangtag on the left side seam of the garment, which comes in a variety of colors.
Sold at: Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Boscovs, Chicks Sporting Goods, Gottschalks, Jacks Surf and Sport, Lesters and Zappos nationwide from December 2007 through January 2009 for about $30.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to the place of purchase or to La Jolla Sport to receive a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact La Jolla Sport USA at (800) 213-6444 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.oneill.com