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Monday, May 12, 2008

Daiso Recalls Children's Rain Ponchos.

May 12, 2008
Alert #08-571

Children's Rain Ponchos with Drawstrings Recalled by Daiso Due to Strangulation Hazard

The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Children's Rain Ponchos

Units: About 24

Importer: Daiso LLC, of Burlingame, Calif

Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood, posing 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recalled plastic rain ponchos were sold in yellow or blue and have a drawstring in the hood. Japanese lettering is printed on the packaging.

Sold by: Daiso retail stores located in California and Washington states from February 2007 through November 2007 for $1.50.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the rain ponchos to eliminate the hazard.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Daiso LLC toll-free at (866) 768-4620 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.daisollc.com

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