The James Trading Group, Orangeburg, N.Y., has recalled about 1,200 Croker Kids Ireland kids hoodies. The sweatshirts 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, the Consumer Products Safety Commission (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.
This recall involves James Trading Group’s Croker Kids Ireland Sports Hoodie with model number IR6012 printed on a hang tag attached to the hoodie. The kids hoodie has green fabric on the upper chest and arms with a white diagonal stripe across the torso and a blue panel on the bottom half of the hoodie. “Ireland” is printed in white letters across the chest and there are three Shamrock logos embroidered onto a patch on the bottom left side of the hoodie. The hoodie is 75 percent cotton and 25 percent polyester. The hoodie was sold in kids sizes “2YR” through “12YR” printed on the hang tag and on the tag sewn into the neck of the garment. “Croker” is printed on the inside neck label on the garment.
Irish boutiques and other specialty retail stores nationwide sold the hoodies as well as online at www.thejtg.com from November 2012 through August 2015 for about $20. Consumers should immediately take these recalled hoodies away from children. Consumers can remove the drawstring from the hoodie to eliminate the hazard or return it to the place where purchased for a full refund. Contact The James Trading Group at 800-541-5004 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or online at www.thejtg.com and click on the Recall tab on the top menu bar for more information. Photos Available at http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/The-James-Trading-Group-Recalls-Kids-Sports-Hoodie/
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