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Hot Kids Jackets, Hooded Sweatshirts Recalled for Strangulation Hazard

Posted on Jan 21, 2011

January 20, 2011 - Mejoong Corp., widely known as Hot Kids, is voluntarily recalling about 18,000 jackets and hooded sweatshirts designed for children, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has announced.

Drawstrings in the dangerous hooded sweatshirts could entrap or strangle children. However, no incidents had been reported as of January 11, 2011.

The recall involves children's jackets and sweatshirts sizes 2 to 12. Made of a variety of material, they were sold in various colors and prints. Printed on the label near the neck is MJC, MJ Collection or Hot Kids. They style numbers are: 

  • Hooded sweatshirts: 805, 806, 903, 4015, 4049, 4122, 4123;
  • Hooded flannel shirt: 2056;
  • Hooded plaid jacket: 2059, 4116-B, 5027;
  • Jacket: 4010; and
  • 2-piece sports outfit: 4121. 

These jackets and sweatshirts were manufactured in Vietnam and China and sold nationwide from June 2002 to January 2010 for $6-$15. Consumers are advised to remove the drawstrings from the hood and/or waist of the clothing or return the items to Hot Kids for a refund. For more information, you can call Hot Kids: 1-888-946-8546.

The CPSC issued guidelines in February 1996 in an effort to help prevent the strangulation or entrapment of children on drawstrings in garments. Those guidelines recommend snaps, Velcro, buttons or elastic be used in hoods rather than drawstrings, and that shorter drawstrings be used at the waist.

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