The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Children's Hooded Fleece Sweatshirts
Units: About 2,300
Distributor: La Jolla Sport USA Inc., of Irvine, Calif.
Hazard: The recalled sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued 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.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recall involves hooded fleece sweatshirts with style names "Love Goes" (style #39810012) and "Up and Under" (style #39202202). They were sold under the O'Neill brand name in child sizes S - XL. The RN #85773 is printed on the care label in the neck.
Sold at: Ron Jons' Surf Shop, Dillards and McCaulous stores nationwide from June 2009 through August 2009 for about $65.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, and return the garment to the place of purchase or to the firm for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact La Jolla Sport at (800) 662-7873 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.lajollagroup.com