Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled for Not Meeting Federal Safety Regulations

Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled for Not Meeting Federal Safety Regulations
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December 18, 2014

Kiddie Korral is recalling a line of hooded sweatshirts for not meeting federal safety regulations.

The pink hoodies come with a drawstring, which were banned in children's clothing by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) in 2011. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground equipment, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, potentially injuring or strangling a child.

About 2,300 hoodies are affected by the recall.

The recalled Kiddie Korral hoodies are pink with red ponies and a drawstring through the hood and were sold in sizes 2 through 12. A label with RN#117026 and style number 327 is sewn into the side seam. They were sold nationwide at children's boutiques, gift shops and other specialty retail stores from December 2012 through November 2014 for about $25.

Parents and caregivers can continue to use the hoodies safely by removing the drawstring. They can also be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Kiddie Korral can be contacted at (800) 445-7195.