Recall: Children's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings
On 2010-05-13, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) published a recall regarding Children's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings due to a potential strangulation hazard. This product sold new beginning in June 2006 for about $35.
About 20,000 units are involved in this Junk Food Clothing sweatshirt recall. Learn more and find out what to do if you own this product below.
This was the 26th recall of products in the Outerwear & Sweatshirts category in 2010.
Since 2005, there have been approximately 160 similar recalls,
involving about 2 million product units.
Company Contact Information:
Phone: (877) 458-5865
Do you work for a company involved with this recall? Contact us to learn how you can control data, information and ads shown on this page.
What is the problem?
The hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring at the neck which can pose a strangulation 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?
This recall involves all children's pullover and zippered hooded sweat shirts with drawstrings sold under the "Junk Food" brand name. These sweatshirts were sold in a variety of print designs and in children's sizes small, medium, large and extra-large. The "Junk Food" logo is sewn into the neck of the garment.
These items were sold new+ at Department stores and retail outlets nationwide between June 2006 and August 2009 for about $35.
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 to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the product to the store where purchased for a refund.
For additional information, contact Junk Food Clothing Co. toll-free at (877)458-5865 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at www.junkfoodclothing.com, or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Incidents & Injuries Reported as of Recall Date
+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.
Own a Different Sweatshirt?
Add it to Items I Own,™ and our system will check it for past recalls, then keep checking daily, so you don't have to. Click "I Own a Similar Item" to continue.
Items I Own™ is a free WeMakeItSafer service.
Latest Safety Recalls
Select image for details, including additional styles.
Sources may include: Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Health Canada and companies involved with this or a related recall.