2 children's sweatshirts recalled for choking risk

Save Story
Leer en español

Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

NEW YORK (AP) — Two different children's hoodies were recalled Tuesday because of a possible choking risk.

No injuries have been reported, but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the hooded sweatshirts have drawstrings around the neck that can get caught in playground slides or school bus doors and strangle a child.

One recall is for 7,800 hooded sweatshirts that were sold at Kroger and Fred Meyer supermarkets nationwide between June and August for about $18. Both stores are owned by The Kroger Co., which is based in Cincinnati.

The recalled sweatshirts have a front zipper and were made in Pakistan by Mira Loma, California-based Active Apparel. They come in black, green, royal blue, red and turquoise and were sold in boys' size small and medium.

Customers should take the sweatshirt away from children immediately, the CPSC said. They can either remove the drawstring or return the sweatshirt to the store they purchased it from for a full refund and a $10 gift card.

The second recall is for about 60 Pure Baby Organics hooded sweatshirts. The sweatshirts were imported by Los Angeles-based Chantique's Corp. and were sold in children's boutiques nationwide between January and August for about $62. They were also sold online at NordstromRack.com. The sweatshirts are gray and have a red drawstring. They also have a zipper in the front. They come in boys' sizes 2T to 3.

Customers can either remove the drawstring or return it to the store for a full refund, the CPSC said.



Active Apparel hoodie recall information: http://1.usa.gov/ZojxhX

Purebaby Organic hoodie recall information: http://1.usa.gov/1rqDQqG

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Most recent Business stories

Related topics

The Associated Press


    Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the KSL.com Trending 5.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast