Strangulation Hazard: Junk Food Clothing recalls hooded sweatshirts

Strangulation Hazard: Junk Food Clothing recalls hooded sweatshirts


05/14/2010 // West Palm Beach, Florida, USA // Nicole Howley // Nicole Howley

Los Angeles, CA—The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Junk Food Clothing Co. have announced a voluntary recall of children’s hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings. The CPSC released the recall on May 13, 2010 due to a strangulation hazard the sweatshirts pose.

Junk Food Clothing recalled some 24,000 sweatshirts because the sweatshirts have a drawstring at the neck, which can pose a strangulation hazard to those wearing the garment. No injuries or instances have been reported in connection with this product.

The CPSC stated, “This recall involves all children’s pullover and zippered hooded sweat shirts with drawstrings sold under the ‘Junk Food’ brand name. These sweatshirts were sold in a variety of print designs and in children’s sizes small, medium, large and extra-large. The ‘Junk Food’ logo is sewn into the neck of the garment.”

The recalled sweatshirts were sold at department stores and retail outlets nationwide from June 2006 until August 2009. The sweatshirts were sold for about $35.

Consumers are advised to remove the drawstring to ensure there is no strangulation hazard. Consumers can also return the garment to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For more information, consumers can contact Junk Food Clothing Co. toll-free at (877) 458-5865 between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday, visit their Web site at, or send an e-mail to [email protected].

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