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Little Willy’s Recalls Hooded Sweatshirts Due to Strangulation Hazard

Date: 
November 26, 2013
Brand: 
Little Willy's
Sold At: 

Dive equipment stores nationwide from July 2009 through May 2013 for between $70 and $90. 

Problem:

The hoodies have drawstrings through the hood or neck which pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines 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.

Product Numbers Recalled: 
About 200
If You Own This Product: 

Consumers should immediately take the garments away from children. Consumers can remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or return the garments to Little Willy’s to have the drawstring removed.

Consumer Contact: 

Little Willy’s collect at (212) 680-0107 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Tuesday through Saturday, or online at www.littlewillys.com. In addition, consumers can email mr.wilcox@lordwillys.com for more information.

Incidents/Injuries: 

None reported.

Manufactured In: 
Peru

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