About 4,400 children's hooded jackets with drawstrings have been recalled by EMH Associates. The jackets have a drawstring around the waist which can pose an entrapment 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.
The recalled children's jackets were sold in sizes 7/8 through 16 and have RN number 115036 and style numbers WD36687 or WD36689, which is located on the care label of all garments. The jackets come in turquoise and brown plaid, pink, and orange and brown plaid. They were sold at: Meijers Stores nationwide in July 2008 for about $15.
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 EMH Associates Inc. for a full refund.
For additional information contact EMH Associates collect at (212) 575-4311 between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.meijer.com.
To see this recall on CPSC's web site, including pictures of the recall product, please go to: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09278.html.