Trail Crest Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts and Jackets Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has issued a recall of Trail Crest Children's Hooded Sweatshirts and Jackets. The boys and girls hoodies and jackets have drawstrings through the hood or neck, posing a strangulation hazard to young children.
The recalled Trail Crest brand boys and girls hooded sweatshirts and jackets are 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. No injuries have been reported.
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.
The Trail Crest Children's Hooded Sweatshirts and Jackets were manufactured in China and sold at Zulily.com and other stores nationwide from November 2012 to February 2013 for approximately $15.
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. 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.
For more information, visit CPSC's website.