May 8, 2012
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product:
"YMI" girls' hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings
YMI Jeanswear, of
Los Angeles, Calif.
The sweatshirts have drawstrings at the hood that pose a strangulation hazard to children. In
, CPSC issued
(pdf) about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then in
, 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.
This recall involves girls' sweatshirts sold under the brand name "YMI Jeanswear." The sweatshirts have a front zipper and a fur-lined hood with a drawstring stitched to each side. "YMI" is printed on the label at the neck. The sweatshirts were sold in gray, purple, pink and black, with either a snowflake or a flower design on the front and back. A heart charm with "YMI" engraved on it is attached to the zipper. The recalled sweatshirts were sold in children's sizes six through 16.
Sold exclusively at:
dd's Discounts stores nationwide from
Consumers should immediately take the recalled sweatshirt from their child and remove the drawstrings or return the sweatshirt to a dd's Discounts store for a full refund.
For additional information, please contact YMI Jeanswear at (888) 394-1398
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday
, or visit the firm's website at