Child's Hooded Sweatshirt Recalled For Choking Hazard

By WBNG News

Child's Hooded Sweatshirt Recalled For Choking Hazard

July 22, 2010 Updated Mar 30, 2010 at 4:29 PM EDT

A Girl's hooded sweater has been recalled because the drawsting could choke your child.

About 10,000 of the sweaters made by Children’s Apparel Network were sold at retailers like Burlington Coat Factory.

The hooded sweaters have a drawstring at the neck which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.

In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines which became industry standards in 1997.

They are designed to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

The sweaters were sold as part of a 3-piece set with knit shirt and corduroy pants.

The girls’ acrylic sweater has flower appliqués and embroidery.

A Young Hearts label in the neck seam has RN# 16435.

The sweaters were sold in sizes 2-4T and 4-6X.

They were sold between June and November of 2008 for about $15.

If you have one of these sweaters, you should immediately remove the drawstring from the sweaters to eliminate the hazard.

You can also return the garment to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For additional information, contact Children’s Apparel Network at (800) 919-1917 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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