FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 4, 2010
Firm's Collect Number: (925) 521-3300
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
JD Fine & Company Recalls Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation HazardWASHINGTON, 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: Children's Hooded Velour Sweatshirts with Drawstrings
Units: About 1,700
Importer: JD Fine & Company, of Concord, Calif.
Hazard: The hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring at the neck 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 hooded sweatshirts sold under the "Sweet Tart" brand name in three styles: G80072873C in navy with rhinestones in the shape of a star; G80072874M in pink with rhinestones in the shape of a peace sign; and G80072875F in gray with rhinestones in the shape of a heart. The sweatshirts were sold in children's sizes XS, S, M and L and the name "Sweet Tart" can be found on the neck label.
Sold at: Saks Off 5th Avenue outlet stores from July 2009 to April 2010.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the product to the store where purchased for a refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact JD Fine & Company collect at (925) 521-3300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's web site at www.sweettartgirl.com