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Recall: Goddess Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

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On 2012-05-08, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Goddess Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings due to a potential strangulation hazard. This product sold new beginning in October 2011 for about $6.

About 200 units are involved in this LANY Group sweatshirt recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 5th recall of products in the Outerwear & Sweatshirts category in 2012. Since 2005, there have been approximately 150 similar recalls, involving about 2 million product units.

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Goddess Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (855) 691-7662

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What is the problem?

The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation 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.

How can I tell if I own this product?

The girls' sweatshirts zip up the front and have a hood with a drawstring. The sweatshirts are red with gold hearts, stars and crowns. They were sold in children's sizes 4T through 12. "Goddess" is printed on a label at the neck.

These items were sold new+ at dd's Discounts stores nationwide from October 2011 through January 2012 for about $6.

What should I do if I own this recalled product?

First, stop using the item.

Then, add the item to a free, private Items I Own account. This will enable you to easily access the CPSC and recalling company's remedy instructions as well as track your progress toward getting the item returned or fixed. Click "I Own THIS Item" to continue.

The CPSC provides the following remedy information:

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard or return the sweatshirts to a dd's Discounts store for a full refund.

For additional information, please contact LANY Group toll-free at (855)691-7662 between 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported.

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+WeMakeItSafer cautions consumers that recalled items may have been acquired at different locations, prices and times than specified in the CPSC recall announcement. This is especially true for items purchased in online marketplaces, resale shops or yard sales. More information may be available at CPSC.gov.

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