Recall: Children's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings
On 2011-03-10, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Children's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings due to a potential strangulation and entrapment hazard. This product sold new beginning in May 2009 for about $10 to $25.
About 4,000 units are involved in this Sunsations sweatshirt recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 6th 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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Phone: (800) 786-9044
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What is the problem?
The hooded sweatshirts have drawstrings through the hood which 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 the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
How can I tell if I own this product?
The recall involves children's and juniors hooded sweatshirts sold in sizes small, medium and large that can fit children in a large range of sizes from 2T through 12. "Virginia Beach," "Ocean City," "Nags Head" or "Kill Devil Hills" are printed on the front. The following style and items numbers are included in the recall and are printed on a tag sewn into the sweatshirt's neck: BL200 (item #16692) in black, style BL300 (item #16693) in brown and style 292 (item #20221) which come in navy blue, pink and light blue.
These items were sold new+ at Sunsations stores in Virginia Beach, Va; Ocean City, Md; and Nags Head and Kill Devil Hills, N.C. from May 2009 through November 2010 for between $10 and $25.
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 from the sweatshirt to eliminate the hazard or return the sweatshirt to Sunsations for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Sunsations at (800)786-9044 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.sunsationsusa.com or email the firm at firstname.lastname@example.org
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
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