• Children’s Hoodies Recalled This December
  • March 12, 2015 | Author: Stephen J. Burg
  • Law Firm: Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. - Englewood Office
  • Parents may need to return some of their children's Christmas presents since two separate recalls announced certain hoodies pose strangulation risks.

    According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, BRP U.S. Inc. voluntarily recalled 14 different styles of the Ski-Doo or Can-Am kids hooded sweatshirts, sold in sizes 2 to 12. Each of the hoodies has a drawstring in the hood, which are outlawed in children's clothing because of the risk of strangulation. The hoodie strings can become caught on playground equipment or moving objects, the CPSC warned, making them inappropriate on children's clothing.

    No injuries have been reported, but about 3,100 sweatshirts were distributed across the U.S. between April 2007 and December 2014.

    Kiddie Korral also voluntarily recalled hooded sweatshirts in December. The company recalled its Pink Pony Hoodie because the drawstrings pose a strangulation risk. Approximately 2,300 of these sweatshirts were sold across the U.S. between December 2012 and November 2014.

    The James Trading Group voluntarily recalled its Gaelic Athletic Association Fleece Panel Hoodie because of drawstrings in the hood. No injuries were reported, but more than 1,100 of the sweatshirts were sold across the U.S. between January 2013 and December 2014.

    Parents or caregivers should not let their children wear the products or they should remove the string, according to the CPSC.