WASHINGTON, D.C.–(ENEWSPF)–January 11, 2011. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Children’s hooded sweatshirts and jackets
Units: About 18,000
Distributor: Mejoong Corp. dba Hot Kids
Hazard: The children’s hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood and/or waist that can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf), which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997, to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported
Description: This recall involves children’s sweatshirts and jackets sold in sizes 2 through 12. The items are made of various materials and were sold in 13 colors and various prints. The brand names MJC, Hot Kids or MJ Collection are printed on the sewn-in label at the neck.
|805||Hooded sweatshirt||Cotton||Gray, pink, black, burgundy||Kids 4-20|
|806||Hooded sweatshirt||Cotton||Gray||Kids 4-20|
|903||Hooded sweatshirt||Polyester||Black, brown||Kids 2-18|
|2056||Hooded flannel shirt||Cotton||Black/white||Kids 2-18|
|2059||Hooded plaid jacket||Cotton||Black/white, pink/black, purple/black, red/black||Kids 2-14|
|4010||Jacket||Polyester||Black/white, pink/black, purple/black, red/black||Kids 2-14|
|4015||Hooded sweatshirt||Cotton||Navy, white, pink, charcoal, black, burgundy||Kids 4-20|
|4049||Hooded sweatshirt||Cotton||Navy, red, burgundy, gray, blue, pink, green||Kids 4-18|
|4116-B||Hooded plaid jacket||Cotton||Blue, white||Kids 2-18|
|4121||Two-piece sports outfit||Polyester||Black, navy, red, green||Kids 2-18|
|4122||Hooded sweatshirt||Cotton||Black||Kids 4-20|
|4123||Hooded sweatshirt||Cotton||Black, red, heather, gray||Kids 4-20|
|5027||Hooded plaid jacket||Cotton||Black, purple, white||Kids 2-18|
Sold at: The Hot Kids Store in Los Angeles and from nationwide wholesalers from June 2002 through January 2010 for between $6 and $15.
Manufactured in: China and Vietnam
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts and jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the clothing to Hot Kids for a full refund.
For additional information, contact Hot Kids at (888) 946-8546 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at http://www.mejoong.com