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Friday, March 28, 2008

Kidz World Inc (High Energy USA) Recalls Boys’ Hooded Sweatshirts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 28, 2008
Release #08-234

Firm’s Recall Hotline: (212) 563-4949 collect
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908


Boys’ Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by High Energy; Children Can Strangle on Drawstrings

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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: Boys’ Hooded Sweatshirts

Units: About 5,000

Distributor: Kidz World Inc., d/b/a High Energy USA, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The sweatshirts have a drawstring through 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: The recalled boys’ sweatshirts are hooded and have a zipper up the front. They were sold in boys’ sizes small and medium. The style number, and “High Energy” or “Energy Clothing Company,” are printed on the sewn-in neck tag. The following styles are included in this recall.

Style NumberColor
T78311Tan and brown plaid
S78511
S78514
S78515
S78516
White/black, blue/gray, red/navy and other assorted colors
S72509
S74509
Navy blue and other assorted colors

Sold at: A.J. Wright, Bealls Outlet, A&E Stores, and Happy Days Stores nationwide from October 2007 through November 2007 for about $15.

Manufactured in: Pakistan, Egypt, and Korea

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or contact High Energy for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact High Energy collect at (212) 563-4949 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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