Maeli Rose Recalls Children's Hoodies
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced that Maeli Rose, Arcadia, Calif., is recalling its Girl's Hoodie due to a strangulation hazard. The hoodie has a drawstring that poses a risk of strangulation inside of the hood's lining surrounding the face. The drawstring can get tangled up or caught on playground equipment, handrails, school bus doors or other moving objects.
The CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children's outerwear in 1996, and in 1997 the guidelines became a voluntary standard. The guidelines became a federal regulation in 2011.
The hoodie comes in blush/pink, and has a lace-decoration strip around the opening of the hood. There is a white drawstring inside the hood's lining, and a zipper on the front with a pocket on each side. The name "Just Fab Girls" is sewn into the label on the neck. There is also a label on the side seam that says "RN #137339" and "Made in China."
Approximately 1,200 of the hoodies were sold at children's boutiques and other retailers in the U.S. from July 2013 through December 2013.
No injuries have been reported, but the CPSC advises consumers to immediately take the hoodie away from children, and remove the drawstring or return the item to the place of purchase for a full refund.
For more information, visit www.cpsc.gov.