Girls' Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by YMI Jeanswear Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at dd's Discounts
WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: "YMI" girls' hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings
Units: About 500
Importer: YMI Jeanswear, of Los Angeles, Calif.
Hazard: The sweatshirts have drawstrings at the hood that pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) 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.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves girls' sweatshirts sold under the brand name "YMI Jeanswear." The sweatshirts have a front zipper and a fur-lined hood with a drawstring stitched to each side. "YMI" is printed on the label at the neck. The sweatshirts were sold in gray, purple, pink and black, with either a snowflake or a flower design on the front and back. A heart charm with "YMI" engraved on it is attached to the zipper. The recalled sweatshirts were sold in children's sizes six through 16.
Sold exclusively at: dd's Discounts stores nationwide from December 2011 through January 2012 for about $13.
Manufactured in: Cambodia
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled sweatshirt from their child and remove the drawstrings or return the sweatshirt to a dd's Discounts store for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact YMI Jeanswear at
(888) 394-1398 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.ymijeans.com.
Photos of this product are available at www.cpsc.gov/CPSCPUB/PREREL/prhtml12/12168.html.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov.
Firm's Recall Hotline: (888) 394-1398
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908
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