Name of Product: Girl’s Hoodies
Hazard: The hoodies have a drawstring inside the lining of the hood that surrounds the face which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement 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.
Remedy: Refund. Consumers should immediately take the recalled hoodie away from children and remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: Maeli Rose at 626-701-7575 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.maelirose.com and click on the Recall tab located at the top of the homepage for more information.
Units: About 1,200
Description: This recall involves the girls’ blush hoodie sizes 2T-6X, made of 62% polyester, 35% cotton and 3% spandex. The garment comes in blush/pink and has a lace decoration strip around the hood opening. There is a white drawstring inside the hood lining that surrounds the face. There is a zipper on the front with a pocket on each side. The pocket openings and sleeves are decorated with a lace strip. The name Just Fab Girls is sewn into the label of the neck. There is also a label sewn into the side seam that reads “RN #137339” and “Made in China.”
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Sold at: Children’s boutiques and other specialty retail stores nationwide from July 2013 through December 2013 for about $20.
Distributor: Maeli Rose, of Arcadia, Calif.
Manufactured in: China.