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Recall: Children's hooded sweatshirts and jackets


On 2011-01-11, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Children's hooded sweatshirts and jackets due to a potential strangulation or entrapment hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2002 for about $6 to $15.

About 20,000 units are involved in this Hot Kids jacket recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 2nd recall of products in the Outerwear & Sweatshirts category in 2011. Since 2005, there have been approximately 160 similar recalls, involving about 2 million product units.

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Children's hooded sweatshirts and jackets
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Company Contact Information:

Phone: (888) 946-8546

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What is the problem?

The children's hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood and/or waist that can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines, which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997, to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

How can I tell if I own this product?

This recall involves children's sweatshirts and jackets sold in sizes 2 through 12. The items are made of various materials and were sold in 13 colors and various prints. The brand names MJC, Hot Kids or MJ Collection are printed on the sewn-in label at the neck.

Style NumberDescriptionMaterialColorSizes
805Hooded sweatshirtCottonGray, pink, black, burgundyKids 4-20
806Hooded sweatshirtCottonGrayKids 4-20
903Hooded sweatshirtPolyesterBlack, brownKids 2-18
2056Hooded flannel shirtCottonBlack/whiteKids 2-18
2059Hooded plaid jacketCottonBlack/white, pink/black, purple/black, red/blackKids 2-14
4010JacketPolyesterBlack/white, pink/black, purple/black, red/blackKids 2-14
4015Hooded sweatshirtCottonNavy, white, pink, charcoal, black, burgundyKids 4-20
4049Hooded sweatshirt CottonNavy, red, burgundy, gray, blue, pink, greenKids 4-18
4116-BHooded plaid jacketCottonBlue, whiteKids 2-18
4121Two-piece sports outfitPolyesterBlack, navy, red, greenKids 2-18
4122Hooded sweatshirtCottonBlackKids 4-20
4123Hooded sweatshirtCottonBlack, red, heather, grayKids 4-20
5027Hooded plaid jacketCottonBlack, purple, white Kids 2-18

These items were sold new+ at The Hot Kids Store in Los Angeles and from nationwide wholesalers from June 2002 through January 2010 for between $6 and $15.

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 drawstrings from the sweatshirts and jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the clothing to Hot Kids for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Hot Kids at (888) 946-8546 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at


Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date

None reported

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