Maeli Rose Recalls Girls’ Hoodies Due to a Strangulation Hazard

This recall involves the girls’ blush hoodie sizes 2T-6X, made of 62% polyester, 35% cotton and 3% spandex. The garment comes in blush/pink and has a lace decoration strip around the hood opening. There is a white drawstring inside the hood lining that surrounds the face. There is a zipper on the front with a pocket on each side. The pocket openings and sleeves are decorated with a lace strip. The name Just Fab Girls is sewn into the label of the neck. There is also a label sewn into the side seam that reads “RN #137339” and “Made in China.”

Recall Details
  • Hazard
    The hoodies have a drawstring inside the lining of the hood that surrounds the face which poses a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to 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.
  • Remedy
    Refund
  • Incidents
    None reported
  • Consumer Action
    Consumers should immediately take the recalled hoodie away from children and remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard or return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.
  • Sold At
    Children’s boutiques and other specialty retail stores nationwide from July 2013 through December 2013 for about $20.
 
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