Recall Date: December 18, 2015
Recall Number: 15-051
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.
Consumer Contact: Kiddie Korral at (800) 445-7195 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or online at www.kiddiekorral.com and click on the Recall tab at the top of the page.
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