|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 23, 2008
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Foursquare Recalls Hooded Youth Jackets with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.
Name of Product: Foursquare Hooded Jackets
Units: About 1,300
Distributors: Foursquare Outerwear, of Irvine, Calif.
Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description and Models: This recall involves the Foursquare hooded jackets with drawstrings in boys and girls sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL. The jackets come in various colors and patterns and have a logo showing four adjacent, vertically offset squares on the sleeve, waist, breast and/or back of the jacket, depending on the specific model.
Sold at: Snowboard, ski and sportswear stores nationwide from June 2008 through November 2008 for about $125.
Manufactured in: Taiwan
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or contact Foursquare for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Foursquare toll-free at (877) 327-4484 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT, visit Foursquare’s Web site at www.foursquareouterwear.com, or e-mail the firm at email@example.com
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