Girls’ Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by LANY Group Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at dd’s Discounts
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: “Goddess” Hooded Sweatshirts with drawstrings
Units: About 210
Importer: LANY Group LLC, of New York, N.Y.
Hazard: The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) 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.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: The girls’ sweatshirts zip up the front and have a hood with a drawstring. The sweatshirts are red with gold hearts, stars and crowns. They were sold in children’s sizes 4T through 12. “Goddess” is printed on a label at the neck.
Sold exclusively at: dd’s Discounts stores nationwide from October 2011 through January 2012 for about $6.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard or return the sweatshirts to a dd’s Discounts store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact LANY Group toll-free at (855) 691-7662 between 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
To see this recall on CPSC’s web site, including a picture of the recalled product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/