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Kyber Outerwear Recalls Children’s Sweaters Due to Strangulation Hazard

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Recall Date: July 28, 2015

Recall Number: 15-198

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Cyber Outerwear Children’s Animal-themed Sweaters

Hazard: The sweaters have a drawstring around the neck area that poses 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: Call Kyber collect at (613) 724-2579 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or email kyberouterwear@gmail.com or online at www.kyberouterwear.com and click on the link in the “Our Latest News” box in the bottom, left-hand corner of the homepage for more information.

Recall Details

Units: About 3,100

Description: These animal-themed, hooded children’s sweaters are 100 percent wool when produced in Nepal and 50 percent wool and 50 percent acrylic when produced in Bangladesh. The sweaters have a tag sewn on the left seam several inches above the hem with the company name and the place of origin. The company name is also located on a patch on the left sleeve at the cuff and on a patch in the collar.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled sweater away from kids and remove the drawstring, or return the sweater to Kyber Outerwear for a full credit for Kyber products.

Sold at: Independent children’s stores nationwide and online from January 2010 through December 2013 for between $10 and $50.

Distributor(s): Kyber Outerwear USA Corp., of Ogdensburg, NY

Manufactured in: Nepal and Bangladesh

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