Children's Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

Children's Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard
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October 22, 2013

Trail Crest is recalling about 350 Trail Crest boys and girls hooded sweatshirts and jackets. The recalled hoodies and jackets have drawstrings through the hood or neck which pose a strangulation hazard to young children.

In February 1996, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) issued guidelines about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

This recall involves Trail Crest brand boys and girls hooded sweatshirts sold in sizes x-small, small and medium. They have a camouflage pattern on shoulders and arms, with drawstrings in the hood and zippers at the neck. They come in birch and camouflage, pink and camouflage, and purple and camouflage. There is a tag sewn on the outside of the jacket left sleeve with style number 29121. There is an additional Trail Crest tag in the neckline.

The hooded sweatshirts and jackets affected by this recall were sold through and other stores nationwide from November 2012 to February 2013.

Consumers should immediately take the garments away from children. Consumers can remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or return the garments to Trail Crest for a full refund. Contact Trail Crest for a return address label and instructions for returning the garment.

For additional information on this recall, contact Trail Crest toll-free at 800-965-6550. Consumers can also email the company at