Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by New Mode Sportswear 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: 21 Pro USA Children's Pullovers and Hoodies

Units: About 7,200

Distributor: New Mode Sportswear, of Garden Grove, Calif.

Hazard: The children's sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) 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 hooded pullover and zip hooded sweatshirts in sizes S-XL. They were sold in black, navy blue and heather gray. Brand name "21 Pro USA" Sportswear and RN#92952 are printed on a label sewn into the neck of the sweatshirts.

Sold at: Various T-shirt outlets and swap meets on the West Coast from January 2006 through July 2006 for about $6.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard or return the garments to the place of purchase or to New Mode Sportswear for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact New Mode Sportswear toll-free at (888) 899-0888 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.21prousa.com

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