In mid June, The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Macy’s recalled 30,000 Epic Threads and Greendog Hooded Sweatshirts. The sweatshirts have a drawstring sewn at the base of the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued drawstring guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.
The jackets were sold at Macy’s stores nationwide from July 2008 through March 2009. This recall involves boys and girls Epic Threads sweatshirts and girls Greendog sweaters with nonfunctional ties in numerous styles. The Epic Threads sweatshirts are white, gray, maroon, yellow, blue, green, and black, with images on the front and/or back. The girls Greendog sweaters are brown and gray. Only sizes small and medium are subject to the recall. The sweatshirts were made in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, and Taiwan.
Consumers should remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to any Macy’s for a full refund. For additional information, contact Macy’s toll-free at (888) 257-5949 or through Macy’s website at www.macys.com
If you or a family member is injured by a product, you need to get immediate medical care. If there is a significant affect or injury, you should contact an attorney concerning the problem. Early investigation can include the collection of product, checking recall alerts, and the proper notifying of those who caused the problem.
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