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Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Polar Bear Gift Shop Recalls Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by Polar Bear Gift Shop Due to Strangulation Hazard (Mon, 26 Apr 2010 16:20:00 GMT) The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
Name of Product: Children's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings
Units: About 300
Importer: Polar Bear Gift Shop, of Anchorage, Alaska
Hazard: The 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 and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves children's hooded sweatshirts sold in sizes small through extra large. "John Moose" and "Alaska" screen print logos are printed on the front of the yellow sweatshirts. The "Gaxiani" brand name and RN# 55774 are sewn on the neck tag inside of the garment.
Sold exclusively at: Polar Bear Gift Shop in Anchorage, Alaska from February 2008 through August 2009 for about $15.
Manufactured in: Mexico
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can also return the sweatshirt to Polar Bear Gift Shop for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Polar Bear Gift Shop collect at (907) 274-4387 between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.polarbeargifts.net
Picture of recalled sweatshirt

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