Thursday, November 19, 2009

Children's Hooded Sweatshirts and Jackets Recalled by Century 21 Promotions, Inc. Due to Strangulation Hazard

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.

Name of Product: Youth Hooded Sweatshirts and Jackets

Units: About 17,000

U.S. Manufacturer/Importer: Century 21 Promotions, of Seattle, Wash.

Hazard: The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose 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 drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves children's sweatshirts and jackets sold in sizes XS - XXL in colors: navy blue, black, brown, pink, red, white, green, grey, blue, yellow, and orange. The recalled garments contain the following embroidered logos: "Montauk," "Avalon," "Stone Harbor," "Cape May," "Sea Isle," "Ocean City," "Alaska," "Nantucket," "Maine," "Long Beach Island," "Lavallette," "Seaside Park," "Newport," "Monterey," "Carmel," "Skaneateles," "1000 Islands," "Block Island" and "Seattle."

Sold at: The following retail and gift shops: Montauk Clothing, Riptide East, Shirt Shops of Cape May, Summer Sweats, Rip Current Sportswear, B&B Dept. Stores, Trapper Jack's, Annie & The Tees, Emporium, Inc., The Trading Co., Mackerel Jack's, Carmel Classics, Rolands, The Ship Gift Shop, Star Dept. Store, Seattle Shirt and Simply Seattle from September 2005 through September 2009 for between $25 and $35. Most stores are located in New England with two stores each in Seattle, Washington and Alaska.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Century 21 Promotions at (800) 935-2100 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

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