CPSC Recalls Velour Sweatshirts Sold At Saks Off 5th Avenue

The CPSC and JD Fine & Company announced a voluntary recall yesterday (May 4) involving hooded sweatshirts sold under the “Sweet Tart” brand name due to strangulation hazard from the drawstring. In 1996, CPSC issued guidlines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to hep prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments such as jackets and sweatshirts.

The “Sweet Tart” hooded sweatshirts involved in this recall were sold in three styles G80072873C in navy with rhinestones in the shape of a star, G80072874M in pink with rhinestones in the shape of a peace sign; and G80072875F in gray with rhinestones in the shape of a heart. The sweatshirts were sold in children’s sizes XS, S, M and L and the name “Sweet Tart” can be found on the neck label.

All sweatshirts were sold at Saks Off 5th Avenue outlet stores from July 2009 to April 2010. The CPSC is asking consumers to immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets or return the product to the store for a refund.

For additional information, contact JD Fine * Company collect at (925) 521-3300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm’s website at www.sweettartgirl.com.