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Macy’s Epic Threads and Greendog Hooded Sweatshirts

Description: Macy's Recalls Children's Hooded Sweatshirts 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 June 17, 2009 Release # 09-246 Firm’s Recall Hotline: (888) 257-5949 CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772 CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908 Macy’s Recalls Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts 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: Epic Threads and Greendog Hooded Sweatshirts Units: About 33,000 Importer: Macy’s Merchandising Group Inc., of New York, N.Y. Hazard: The sweatshirts have a drawstring sewn at the base of the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts. Incidents/Injuries: No injuries reported. Description: This recall includes boys and girls Epic Threads sweatshirts and girls Greendog sweaters with nonfunctional ties in numerous styles. The Epic Threads sweatshirts are white, gray, maroon, yellow, blue, green, and black, with images on the front and/or back. The girls Greendog sweaters are brown and gray. Only sizes small and medium are subject to the recall. Sold at: Macy’s stores nationwide from July 2008 through March 2009 for between $32 and $50. Manufactured in: China, India, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Indonesia Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the ties from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to any Macy’s for a full refund. Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Macy’s toll-free at (888) 257-5949 between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit Macy’s website at www.macys.com [Source]

Macy’s Epic Threads and Greendog Hooded Sweatshirts Recall Information

Country of OriginChina
Recall Date06/17/2009
Recall ID5339
Recall Number09246
Product TypeClothing (Children)
HazardStrangulation
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