Girls' Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by LANY Group Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at dd's Discounts

Sweatshirts have drawstrings in the hood. Drawstrings can strangle kids.

Recall date: May 08, 2012
Recall number: 12-166
  • Girls' hooded sweatshirt with drawstring

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    Girls' hooded sweatshirt with drawstring

Recall Summary

Name of product:

"Goddess" Hooded Sweatshirts with drawstrings


The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines about drawstrings in children's upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, 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.

Consumer Contact:

For additional information, please contact LANY Group toll-free at (855) 691-7662 between 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

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Recall Details


About 210


The girls' sweatshirts zip up the front and have a hood with a drawstring. The sweatshirts are red with gold hearts, stars and crowns. They were sold in children's sizes 4T through 12. "Goddess" is printed on a label at the neck.


None reported


Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard or return the sweatshirts to a dd's Discounts store for a full refund.

Sold exclusively at

dd's Discounts stores nationwide from October 2011 through January 2012 for about $6.


LANY Group LLC, of New York, N.Y.

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  • Girls' hooded sweatshirt with drawstring