DATE: June 10, 2009
COMPANY/BRAND: Winterbee Inc. d.b.a. Speedy
THE DANGER: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to children.
DESCRIPTION: This recall involves about 80,000 Speedy children's hooded zipper jackets and hooded pullover jackets with drawstrings. The jackets were sold in various colors (black, white, charcoal gray, heather gray, burgundy, green, royal blue, navy blue, baby blue, red, pink, and brown) and in sizes S-XXL. "Speedy" can be found on a label located on the inside of the collar.
SOLD AT: Sportswear and clothing retail stores in the Los Angeles area from December 2004 through December 2008 for about $10.
WHAT TO DO: Immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either the store or to Speedy for a full refund. For more information, contact Speedy toll-free at (888) 901-8067 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml09/09240.html