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Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the Winterbee Inc., announced Friday of about 80,000 Speedy Children's Hooded Zipper Jackets and Kids Hooded Pullover Jackets

The jackets have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued drawstring 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.

None injuries have been reported. This recall involves Speedy children's hooded zipper jackets and hooded pullover jackets with drawstrings. The jackets were sold in various colors (black, white, charcoal gray, heather gray, burgundy, green, royal blue, navy blue, baby blue, red, pink, brown and in sizes S-XXL. "Speedy" can be found on a label located on the inside of the collar.

The items are sold at sportswear and clothing retail stores in the Los Angeles area from December 2004 through December 2008 for about $10.

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Speedy for a full refund.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recalled products, please go to:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09240.html

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