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Recall: YMI Girls' Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

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On 2012-05-08, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding YMI Girls' Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings due to a potential strangulation hazard. This product sold new beginning in December 2011 for about $13.

About 500 units are involved in this YMI Jeanswear sweatshirt recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.

This was the 7th 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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YMI Girls' Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings
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Company Contact Information:

Website: www.ymijeans.com
Phone: (888) 394-1398

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What is the problem?

The sweatshirts have drawstrings at the hood that pose 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?

This recall involves girls' sweatshirts sold under the brand name "YMI Jeanswear." The sweatshirts have a front zipper and a fur-lined hood with a drawstring stitched to each side. "YMI" is printed on the label at the neck. The sweatshirts were sold in gray, purple, pink and black, with either a snowflake or a flower design on the front and back. A heart charm with "YMI" engraved on it is attached to the zipper. The recalled sweatshirts were sold in children's sizes six through 16.

These items were sold new+ at dd's Discounts stores nationwide from December 2011 through January 2012 for about $13.

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 take the recalled sweatshirt from their child and remove the drawstrings or return the sweatshirt to a dd's Discounts store for a full refund.

For additional information, please contact YMI Jeanswear at (888)394-1398 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.ymijeans.com

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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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