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Macy's recalls 33,000 children's sweatshirts

June 17, 2009 | 11:56 am

Recalled sweatshirt1 Macy's is recalling about 33,000 Epic Threads and Greendog hooded sweatshirts for children because a drawstring at the base of the hood poses a strangulation hazard.

The sweatshirts, which came in several styles and colors, were sold nationwide at Macy's stores from July through March. The garments cost $32 to $50. The sweatshirts were made in India, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Taiwan and imported by Macy's Merchandising Group Inc. of New York.

Recalled sweatshirt2 Consumers should immediately remove the ties from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to any Macy’s for a refund, according to the recall announcement by Macy's and the Consumer Product Safety Commission. No injuries were reported, the statement said.

In 1996, the commission issued guidelines to help prevent children from getting strangled or tangled on neck and waist drawstrings in garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

For more information, contact Macy's at (888) 257-5949 or www.macys.com.

Recalled sweatshirt4 -- Nancy Rivera Brooks

Photos: Examples of the recalled sweatshirts. Credit: Consumer Product Safety Commission

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