January 18, 2001Florida Firm Recalls Girls'
Gardens, FL (SafetyAlerts) - Trends
Clothing Corp. said today it is recalling about 6,600 Ocean Pacific® girls' sweatshirts.
These sweatshirts have hood drawstrings. Children can get entangled and strangle in the
drawstrings that catch on objects, including playground equipment, fences and tree
branches. Since 1985 the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) knows of 16 deaths from neck/hood
drawstrings. To help prevent children from strangling by their clothing drawstrings, in
1996 CPSC issued guidelines for drawstrings on children's outerwear, which were
subsequently incorporated into a voluntary standard.
CPSC and Trends Clothing Corp. have not received any reports of injuries involving these
sweatshirts. This recall is being conducted to prevent the possibility of injuries.
These navy blue Ocean Pacific girls' long-sleeve hooded sweatshirts were sold in sizes 2T
through 12 in pullover and zip-up front styles. "OP" is on the front of the
sweatshirts and on a collar label. Also on a collar label is written either "Made in
Pakistan" or "Made in Guatemala." Upton's, Lamont's, Gottschalks, and
Sports Authority stores nationwide sold these sweatshirts from August 1999 through October
1999 for about $30.
Consumers should remove the drawstring from these garments immediately, or return them to
the store where purchased for a refund. For more information, consumers should contact
Trends Clothing Corp. at (800) 7-TRENDS (787-3637) between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday
through Friday ET.
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