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Active Apparel recalls thousands of boys hooded sweatshirts due to strangulation hazard

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Posted at 10:06 AM, Oct 01, 2014
and last updated 2014-10-01 10:14:00-04

Active Apparel is recalling about 7,800 boys fission zipper hooded sweatshirts due to a strangulation hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The sweatshirts have drawstrings around the neck area which pose a strangulation hazard to children, the report says. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation or an entanglement hazard to 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.

Read the entire recall report from the Consumer Product Safety Commission, HERE.