Children’s Hoodies Recalled for Possible Strangulation Risk

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
September 4, 2015 Updated: September 4, 2015

NEW YORK— About 1,200 hoodies for kids are being recalled because it has a drawstring around the neck that can cause a strangulation risk.

No incidents or injuries have been reported, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said Friday.

The risk is that the drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, the agency said.

The recall is for James Trading Group’s Croker Kids Ireland hoodies. The hoodie is green, blue and white, with “Ireland” printed on the chest. They were sold in kids’ sizes “2YR” through “12YR” stores and online at from November 2012 to August 2015. They cost about $20.

Customers should take away the hoodies from children and remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard, the CPSC said. Customers can also return it to the store it was purchased for a full refund, or call the James Trading Group at (800) 541-5004, the CPSC said.