The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the La
Jolla Sport USA, of Irvine, CA, announced a voluntary recall of about
9,700 O'Neill children's sweatshirts with drawstrings. The jackets have
a drawstring through the hood which poses a
strangulation hazard. No injuries have been reported.
In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help
prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and
waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.
The recalled children's hooded sweatshirts have RN number 85773 printed
in the center back neck and were sold in sizes S-XL. The product name
and style number are printed on the hangtag on the left side seam of
the garment, which comes in a variety of colors.
The items were sold at: Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Boscovs, Chick's
Sporting Goods, Gottschalks, Jacks Surf and Sport, Lester's and Zappos
nationwide from December 2007 through January 2009 for about $30.