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Kiddie Korral Recalls Girls Hoodies with Ponies Due to Strangulation Hazard


Recall Date: December 18, 2015

Recall Number: 15-051

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Pink Pony Hoodies

Hazard: A drawstring through the hood of the hoodies can pose a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school- bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children’s upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC’s actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Kiddie Korral at (800) 445-7195 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at and click on the Recall tab at the top of the page.

Recall Details

Units: About 2,300

Description: This recall involves Kiddie Korral girl’s pink hooded sweatshirts with red ponies and a drawstring through the hood. The zippered front hoodies have two front pockets, are made of 100% polyester and were sold in sizes 2 through 12. A label sewn into the garment’s neck seam reads “Kiddie Korral” and a label sewn into the side seam has RN#117026 and style number 327.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the hoodies from children and remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can return the hoodies to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Sold at: Children’s boutiques, gift shops and other specialty retail stores nationwide from December 2012 through November 2014 for about $25.

Distributor: Kiddie Korral, Dallas, TX

Manufactured in: China is an informational site devoted to keeping children safe and informing parents, family members and caregivers of current issues affecting child health and safety.