Product liability alert: CPSC says sweatshirts pose strangulation hazard

Legal news for product liability attorneys. Gogo Sports recalls children’s hooded sweatshirts for strangulation hazards.

The CPSC alerts product liability attorneys- A San Francisco company recalls sweatshirts with drawstrings for strangulation hazards.

San Francisco, CA—Gogo Sports Inc. and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) http://www.cpsc.gov have voluntarily recalled children’s hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings due to the strangulation hazard they pose. The CPSC announced the recall on Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Gogo Sports recalled about 2,400 China-manufactured sweatshirts after discovering that the drawstring through the hood could pose a strangulation hazard to children. At this time no injuries or incidents have been reported concerning the recalled item.

The CPSC stated, “This recall involves three styles of children hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings. The zippered sweatshirts were sold in sizes XS through 3XL. The HAY style sweatshirts were sold in black, navy, light grey, charcoal grey and pink. The HKK style sweatshirts were sold in black, navy, light blue, light grey, pink and red. The JMK sweatshirts are reversible microfiber with polar fleece lining and a removable hood with elastic or retractable drawstrings. Style JMK was sold in black only. The sweatshirts have sewn-in neck tag that reads ‘Gogo Sports’ and city names printed across the front of the garment.”

The recalled sweatshirts were sold in retail clothing stores in California, Colorado, Hawaii and New Mexico. The products were sold from January 2008 through December 2009 for the retail price between $14 and $27. Consumers are advised to remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirt immediately to ensure there is no strangulation threat.

To receive additional information about the recall, contact Gogo Sports toll-free at (877) 785-1915 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit their Web site at www.gogofleece.com.

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