February 12, 2009: Hill Sportswear Hooded Sweatshirts Recall
According to the US Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC), Hill Sportswear Inc., of Paramount, California, is voluntarily recalling approximately 300,000 of its hooded sweatshirts. The CPSC received one report of a death involving a 3-year-old boy in Fresno, California, who was strangled when the drawstring on the hooded sweatshirt became stuck while he was playing.
Do You Own These Hooded Sweatshirts?
The recall includes the “Kid Pullover Hood” and “Kid Zipper with Hood” sweatshirts in a variety of colors. The “Kid Pullover Hood” sweatshirt has a flat-style drawstring at the neck, one middle front pocket, and a fleece inside lining.
The “Kid Zipper with Hood” sweatshirt has a rounded style drawstring at the neck, two front pockets, and a fleece inside lining.
Both sweatshirt styles include a sewn-in label which reads “HILL/ Made in USA.” The recalled sweatshirts were sold at various small retailers in California and Texas from August 1999 through December 2008 for approximately $8.
Whom to Contact
Parents should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Hill Sportswear for a full refund.
- Call (877) 322-8760 between 8 AM and 5 PM, PST Monday through Friday
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