Boys' Hooded Jackets recalled

March 7, 2010 6:06:54 AM PST
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced the recall of Boys' Hooded Jackets because the children's jackets have drawstrings through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.