Strangulation Hazard: LELE & Co. children’s hooded sweatshirts recalled

Legal news for product liability attorneys. LELE & Co. brand name “Maria Elena” and “Eddie” sweatshirts were recalled.

CPSC alerts product liability attorneys- A strangulation hazard prompted the recall of children’s hooded sweatshirts.

Los Angeles, CA—Due to the possibility of strangulation, LELE & Company Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have recalled nearly 2,700 children’s hooded sweatshirt sets with drawstrings. The CPSC announced the recall on Wednesday, March 3, 2010.

The Vietnam-manufactured LELE & Company hooded drawstring sweatshirts can pose a strangulation hazard to young children, although no incidents or injuries have been reported. Only the sweatshirts sold under the brand name of “Maria Elena” and “Eddie,” are included in this recall. The recalled outerwear was sold in children’s sizes 8 through 14, which have various character designs on the front, including the words “Princess,” “Prince” and “Champion.” Style number 4282 can be found on the back of the clothing tag that is fastened to the label. The children’s clothing was sold at Dd’s Discount, Frine Solarzvo and Toro Wholesale stores in California, El Carrusel and Hana Hosiery in Georgia, Lacala Design in Illinois, and La Revoltosa stores in Florida from August 2008 through August 2009 for the retail price between $6.50 and $9.

Consumers are advised to immediately remove the sweatshirt’s drawstrings to ensure that there will be no accidental strangulation, and to return the product to the place of purchase to receive a refund. For further information, consumers can contact LELE collect at (213) 745-8979 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit their Web site at

Legal News Reporter: Nicole Howley-Legal news for product liability lawyers.