RECALL ISSUED BY
About 1200 Croker Kids Ireland kids hoodies [A Chinese manufactured product] by The James Trading Group of Orangeburg, NY was being recalled in an alert posted on September 4, 2015, on the CPSC site due to posing a strangulation hazard.
The site stated the hazard:
The sweatshirts have a drawstring around the neck area 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.
Consumers can contact the company directly at: The James Trading Group at 800-541-5004 from 9am to 4:30pm ET, Monday through Friday or online at www.thejtg.com and click on the “Recall” tab on the top menu bar for more information.
Irish boutiques and other specialty retail stores nationwide and online at www.thejtg.com from November 2012 through August 2015 for about $20.
Consumers should immediately take these recalled hoodies away from children. Consumers can remove the drawstring from the hoodie to eliminate the hazard or return it to the place where purchased for a full refund.
2015 The NW Fire Blog