Gildan Activewear recalls Youth Hooded Sweatshirts

21 Sep '06
1 min read

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product.

Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.

Name of Product: Youth Hooded Sweatshirts.

Units: 114,000.

Manufacturer: Gildan Activewear SRL, of Barbados.

Hazard: These sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children.

In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: No incidents or injuries have been reported.

Description: The fleece sweatshirts were sold in youth sizes Extra Small to Extra Large, and have a "Gildan Activewear" neck label.

The sweatshirts were manufactured in 12 different colors. These sweatshirts are often used by local print shops to add logos and sportswear decals.

Sold by: Wholesale distributors and applicable sportswear programs nationwide from January 2006 through September 2006.

Manufactured in: Honduras.

Remedy: Consumers should remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard.

US Consumer Product Safety Commission

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