CPSC Recall: El Gringo Imports Recalled Girl’s Sweaters for Strangulation Risks

05/04/2011 // WPB, FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Seattle, WA — El Gringo Imports and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) have voluntarily recalled girl’s hooded sweaters with drawstring for strangulation and entrapment hazards. The CPSC announced the product recall on May 3, 2011.

The product recall was issued after discovering that the drawstring in the hooded sweaters can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children.

“The recalled product is a hand-knitted wool sweater with a hood in sizes 1 through 10. The sweater has a drawstring in the hood with multi-colored yarn tassels. The sweaters are multi-colored with a front zipper. ‘El Gringo Imports’ is written on a black neck tag,” reported the CPSC press release.

Consumers are advised to contact El Gringo imports for instruction on how to receive a full refund. In the meantime, parents should remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard.

For more information about the product recall, consumers can contact El Gringo Imports toll-free at (877) 278-1434 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit their website at http://www.elgringoimports.com, or e-mail the firm at [email protected]

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