CPSC Recall - Issued 11/26/2013

Little Willy's Recalls Hooded Sweatshirts Due to Strangulation Hazard

Manufacturer: Little Willy's of, New York
Product: Little Willy's Hooded Sweatshirts
Hazard: The hoodies have drawstrings through the hood or neck which pose a strangulation hazard to young 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.
Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves Little Willys brand children’s hooded sweatshirts sold in sizes XS (2 years), S (3 years), M (4-5 years), L (6-7 years), XL (8-9 years) and XXL (10 years). The cotton fleece sweatshirts were sold in two color patterns: dark grey with light grey stripes and a red hood, and purple with navy blue stripes and a green hood. The sweatshirt has an elbow patch on the right arm and the Little Willy logo on the front.
Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the garments away from children. Consumers can remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or return the garments to Little Willys to have the drawstring removed.
Sold At: Online at Zullily.com and Gilt.com from January 2012 to May 2012 for about $20.
Units: About 200
Consumer Contact: Little Willys collect at (212) 680-0107 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET Tuesday through Saturday, or online at www.littlewillys.com. In addition, consumers can email mr.wilcox@lordwillys.com for more information.
Company Website: www.littlewillys.com.