Zulily announced that it is recalling approximately 520 children’s hooded sweatshirts by Deezo for a potential drawstring strangulation risk.
The sweatshirts and jackets have drawstrings through the hood which pose a strangulation hazard to young children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children’s upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC’s actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
The sweatshirts sold between August of 2012 and March 2013 and retailed for $20-50. No injuries have been reported.
Zulily is suggesting that you either remove the drawstrings or return the items to them for a full refund. Customers can contact them at (877) 779-5615 or online at www.zulily.com.