NEWSFLASH: CPSC Recalls Children’s Drawstring Outerwear

19 Jul Posted by in Swag Projects | Comments
NEWSFLASH: CPSC Recalls Children’s Drawstring Outerwear
 

Highlighting the potential repercussions that come with failing to heed product safety regulations, Zulily recently recalled hooded sweatshirts and jackets for children because they pose a choking hazard. The Seattle-based online retailer sold the Deezo brand hoodies from August 2012 through March 2013.

On May 16, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of the outerwear because it has drawstrings through the hood, presenting a strangulation risk. While no choking incidents were reported, upper outerwear for children was barred from featuring drawstrings by a 2011 CPSC regulation.

While the outerwear was not sold in the advertising specialty industry, given the safety risks and potential for being caught up in a reputation-damaging recall or lawsuit, it’s pivotal that suppliers and distributors educate their product sourcing and sales teams about the importance of avoiding children’s products that have drawstrings.