Boys' Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled Due to Potential Strangulation Risk

Boys' Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled Due to Potential Strangulation Risk
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September 30, 2014

Active Apparel is recalling about 7,800 zip-up hooded sweatshirts because the drawstrings pose a strangulation risk.

Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects. A voluntary standard regulating children's outerwear enacted in 1996 became a federal regulation in 2011.

No incidents or injuries, however, were reported to the company.

Parents and guardians can remove the drawstring from the sweatshirt to eliminate the hazard or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund and a $10 gift card.

The recall affects boys' Fission zipper hooded sweatshirts made of 100 percent cotton and come in black, green, royal blue, true red and turquoise color. The recalled sweatshirts were sold in boys sizes small (size 8-10) and medium (size 12-14). The size can be found on the label that is sewn into the seam of the neck area. There is also a white label sewn into the lower left seam inside the garment that has the manufacture date 'MAY 2014,' and batch number 61271,159.

The sweatshirts were sold at Fred Myer and Kroger stores nationwide from June 2014 through August 2014 for about $18.

Active Apparelcan be contacted by phone at (844) 861-5308.