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Children's Hooded Sweaters Recalled

Date:
September 2, 2008
Category:
Clothing
Company/Brand:
Empress Arts
The Danger:
The sweaters have drawstrings through the hood, which can pose a strangulation hazard.
Description:
The recall includes about 130 cotton knit sweaters, which are cream-colored with a blue stripe at the wrists and waist, a blue ball on the hood, and blue buttons. There is a drawstring through the hood with pom-poms at the ends. The sweaters were sold in children's size 2T under the brand name "Empress Arts." "Empress Baby" is sewn into the sweater's tag.
Sold At:
Specialty children's stores nationwide from August 2006 through April 2008 for between $28 and $45.
What To Do:
Immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweaters. For more information, contact Empress Arts collect at (323) 780-8181 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit their Web site at www.empressarts.com.
For More Information:
http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml08/08383.html