Recall: Basix U.S.A. Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts
Basix U.S.A. Recalls Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts and Windbreakers with Drawstrings 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.
Name of product: Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts and Windbreakers with Drawstrings
Importer: Vacation Clothing, doing business as Basix U.S.A., of Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.
Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves children’s hooded sweatshirts and windbreakers sizes S to XL. Hooded sweatshirts included in the recall were sold in pink, white, light blue, yellow, navy and gray. The nylon windbreakers were sold in royal blue, olive, pink, light blue and navy. A tag sewn inside of the garment reads, “Basix USA.” Style number PK215, PK218, KPF265, KPF275, or KH185 is printed on the garment’s hang tag.
Sold at: Discount department stores nationwide from May 2003 through December 2006 for between $20 and $50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Basix U.S.A. at (800) 236-8150 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.
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