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Basix U.S.A. Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts Windbreakers

Description: Basix U.S.A. Recalls Children's Hooded Sweatshirts and Windbreakers with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard NEWS from CPSC U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Office of Information and Public Affairs Washington, DC 20207 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 13, 2007 Release #07-103 Firm's Recall Hotline: (800) 236-8150 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Basix U.S.A. Recalls Children's Hooded Sweatshirts and Windbreakers with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Name of product: Children's Hooded Sweatshirts and Windbreakers with Drawstrings Units: About 20,000 Importer: Vacation Clothing, doing business as Basix U.S.A., of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla. Hazard: The garments 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: None reported. Description: This recall involves children's hooded sweatshirts and windbreakers sizes S to XL. Hooded sweatshirts included in the recall were sold in pink, white, light blue, yellow, navy and gray. The nylon windbreakers were sold in royal blue, olive, pink, light blue and navy. A tag sewn inside of the garment reads, "Basix USA." Style number PK215, PK218, KPF265, KPF275, or KH185 is printed on the garment's hang tag. Sold at: Discount department stores nationwide from May 2003 through December 2006 for between $20 and $50. Manufactured in: China Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Basix U.S.A. at (800) 236-8150 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. [Source]

Basix U.S.A. Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts Windbreakers Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date02/13/2007
Recall ID3545
Recall Number07103
Product TypeClothing (Children)
HazardStrangulation
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