Wednesday, May 28, 2008

RECALL: Children's Hooden Sweatshirts by Adio Footwear due to Strangulation Hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Adio Footwear of California, today announced a voluntary recall of about 300 Boy's Hooden Zip Fleece Sweatshirts. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. The garments have a drawstring through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts. The boy’s “Champ Custom” hooded zip fleece sweatshirt (style # 40305.HZB) is white with blue pin-stripes on the front and red panels on the sides. ADIO is spelled out across the front. The sweatshirt was sold in boys’ sizes: small, medium, large and x-large. They were sold at Tilly’s and Bob’s stores nationwide from October 2007 through December 2007 for about $40 and manufactured in China.
Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, and return the item to the place of purchase or to Adio Footwear for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Adio Footwear at 800-995-6069 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at

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