CPSC announces recall of drawstring sweaters due to strangulation hazard

Legal News for Product Liability Attorneys. New Mode Sportswear recalls hoodies due to strangulation danger.

Product liability lawyer alerts- CPSC announced product recall of sweatshirts with drawstrings due to strangulation risk.

Garden Grove, CA—New Mode Sportswear has participated in the voluntary recall of 21 Pro USA Children’s Pullovers and Hoodies due to the strangulation hazard they may pose to consumers. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov announced the recall on Tuesday, February 2, 2010.

Approximately 7, 200 hoodies and pullovers have been recalled due to the fact that the sweaters have a drawstring through the hood, which could create a strangulation risk for the children wearing them. According to the CPSC, “In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.”

The voluntary product recall includes black, navy blue and gray sweatshirts with the brand name “21 Pro USA” Sportswear printed on a label on the neck of the hoodies. The product number RN#92952 is also printed on this label. The hoodies involved were sold in sizes S-XL for approximately $6 a piece. The sweatshirts, manufactured in China, were sold on the West Coast at Various T-shirt outlets and swap meets.

Though no injuries have been reported in correlation with the recalled product as of yet, consumers are urged to either remove the drawstrings or return the product to the place of purchase for a full reimbursement. New Mode Sportswear may be contacted toll-free at (888) 899-0888 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Legal News Reporter: Sandra Quinlan- Legal News for Product Liability Lawyers.