Active Apparel’s Boys Zipper Hooded Sweatshirts have been recalled.
The sweatshirts have drawstrings around the neck area which 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 or an entanglement hazard to children.
The recall involves about 7,800 boys Fission zipper hooded sweatshirts made of 100% cotton. The sweatshirts come in black, green, royal blue, true red and turquoise color. There is a white drawstring tie that is attached on each side of the neck area. There are two pockets and a white zipper on the front of the garment. The recalled sweatshirts were sold in boys sizes small (size 8-10) and medium (size 12-14). The size can be found on the label that is sewn into the seam of the neck area. There is also a white label sewn into the lower left seam inside the garment. On the label, it states Karachi Pakistan, Active Apparel, has the manufacture date “MAY, 2014,” and batch number 61271,159.
No injuries reported. Consumers should immediately take the sweatshirt away from children, and can remove the drawstring from the sweatshirt to eliminate the hazard or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund and a $10 gift card.
Purchased from Fred Myer and Kroger stores nationwide from June 2014 through August 2014 for about $18.
Active Apparel, Mira Loma, California.
Active Apparel toll-free at (844) 861-5308 from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or online at www.activeapparel.net and click on the Recall tab located at the top of the home page.