Clothing manufacturer Kiddie Korral, in conjunction with the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), has recalled hoodies because they can pose a strangulation hazard to children. The hoodies, which feature a pattern of pink ponies and were sold in kids’ sizes 2 through 12, have drawstrings that can potentially get caught on playground slides, school bus doors and other moving objects.
About 2,300 units of the sweatshirt were sold in children’s boutiques, gift shops and other specialty retail stores nationwide from December 2012 through November 2014.
In addition, two other children’s hoodies were recalled recently for drawstring strangulation hazards. Fourteen styles of Ski-Doo or Can-Am kids’ hooded sweatshirts for boys and girls in sizes 2 through 12 were recalled. BRP U.S. Inc., of Sturtevant, WI, is listed as the distributor of the hoodies, which were sold at BRP dealerships and online through the Can-Am and Ski-Doo websites.
Fleece hoodies bearing the brand Gaelic Athletic Association were also recalled by The James Trading Group, based in Orangeburg, N.Y. The hoodies are available through the company’s Croker Kids line and were sold in Irish boutique stores, specialty retail stores nationwide and the company’s online site.
All sets of hoodies can be returned from where they were purchased for a full refund. The CPSC recommends removing the drawstrings immediately, as well. To date, no injuries have been reported in association with the hoodies. The recalls continue the CPSC’s close monitoring of children’s sweatshirts and outerwear. In July of 2011, the CPSC issued a federal regulation regarding drawstrings on children’s clothing that went beyond the voluntary standard that was in place for 14 years.