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.