Saturday, February 16, 2008

Boys' Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Siegfried &Parzifal Due to Strangulation Hazard

Name of Product: Karl Kani Boys' Fleece Hoody Sweatshirts
Units: About 5,000
Distributor: Siegfried & Parzifal Inc., of City of Industry, Calif.
Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: Karl Kani boys full-zip fleece hoody sweatshirts with model numbers MB7808, MB7809, MB7810, MB7812. The model numbers were printed on the original hang tag. The words "Kani Polo" are printed on the sweatshirt neck tag. The sweatshirts were sold in various colors including, blue, gray, black, red and brown in boy's sizes small (8-10) and medium (12-14).
Sold at: A&E Store, DD Discount, Forman Mills, The Marmaxx Groups, and Suit Mart stores nationwide from July 2007 through October 2007 for about $50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard and or contact Siegfried & Parzifal for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Siegfried & Parzifal Inc. toll-free at (866) 268-2868 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
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