Hooded Sweat Shirts Recalled after Child’s Tragedy
Posted on February 13th, 2009 by Zane Cagle
Hill Sportswear Inc. has voluntarily recalled 300,000 hooded sweatshirts after a 3-year-old boy from Fresno was strangled by the hood’s drawstring when it caught on a playground slide causing the child’s death.
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, two specific styles of the sweatshirts were named in the recall: “kid pullover sweat shirt” and “kid zipper sweat shirt with hood.” The shirts were sold mostly in California, with a small amount in Texas from August 1999 to December 2008.
This recall is among the largest of children’s outerwear due to drawstrings, which has many officials stating that manufacturers should immediately stop making children’s clothing with drawstrings. Also, they advise parents to remove drawstrings in their children’s clothes to prevent any accidents.
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