CPSC Recalls Little Willy’s Hooded Sweatshirts Due to Strangulation Hazard
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall of about 200 Little Willy's Hooded Sweatshirts. The hoodies have drawstrings through the hood or neck, which pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, 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. No injuries have been reported.
This recall involves New York-based Little Willy's brand children's hooded sweatshirts sold in sizes XS (2 years), S (3 years), M (4-5 years), L (6-7 years), XL (8-9 years) and XXL (10 years). The cotton fleece sweatshirts were sold in two color patterns: dark gray with light gray stripes and a red hood, and purple with navy blue stripes and a green hood. The sweatshirt has an elbow patch on the right arm and the Little Willy logo on the front. The sweatshirts were manufactured in Peru and sold online at Zullily.com and Gilt.com from January 2012 to May 2012 for about $20.
Consumers should immediately take the garments away from children. Consumers can remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or return the garments to Little Willy's to have the drawstring removed.
For more information, visit CPSC's website.