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80,000 Children's Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled

June 11, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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.

Name of Product: Speedy Children's Hooded Zipper Jackets and Kids Hooded Pullover Jackets

Units: About 80,000

Distributor: Winterbee Inc. d.b.a. Speedy, of Los Angeles, Calif.

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through 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.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: This recall involves Speedy children's hooded zipper jackets and hooded pullover jackets with drawstrings. The jackets were sold in various colors (black, white, charcoal gray, heather gray, burgundy, green, royal blue, navy blue, baby blue, red, pink, brown and in sizes S-XXL. "Speedy" can be found on a label located on the inside of the collar.

Sold at: Sportswear and clothing retail stores in the Los Angeles area from December 2004 through December 2008 for about $10.

Manufactured in: United States

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Speedy for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Speedy toll-free at (888) 901-8067 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09233.html.

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