In a news statement, YMI Jeanswear, in cooperation with and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced voluntary recall of YMI girls’ hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings because of a strangulation hazard the sweatshirts pose to consumers.
The recall applies to approximately 500 YMI girls’ hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings that were available exclusively from dd’s Discounts stores across the nation from December 2011 through January 2012. The recalled sweatshirts feature a front zipper and fur-lined hood with a drawstring sewn into each side. These hooded sweatshirts are being recalled because they fail to comply with federal guidelines issued by the CPSC to prevent the strangulation and entanglement of consumers. To date, no reports of injuries have been received in association with this recall.
Consumers are being advised to remove the hooded sweatshirts from children and extract the drawstring to remove the hazard. Consumers are also encouraged to return the sweatshirts to any dd’s Discounts location to receive a full refund.
As a Harrisburg personal injury attorney, I know the injuries that can result from the use of a defective product and have seen similar safety recalls many times in the past. If you or your child has sustained an injury due to the use of a defective or poorly designed product, it could be in your interests to contact a York personal injury attorney to talk about your legal rights as they apply to the situation.Tweet