Skip to main content

Children's Hooded Sweatshirts, Jackets Recalled by Hot Kids

sweatshirt-recall-110112-02
(Image credit: CPSC.)

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Mejoong Corp. dba Hot Kids, announced a voluntary recall of about 18,000 Children's hooded sweatshirts and jackets today.

Hazard: The children's hooded sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood and/or waist that can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf), which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997, to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves children's sweatshirts and jackets sold in sizes 2 through 12. The items are made of various materials and were sold in 13 colors and various prints. The brand names MJC, Hot Kids or MJ Collection are printed on the sewn-in label at the neck.

Style Number

Sold at: The Hot Kids Store in Los Angeles and from nationwide wholesalers from June 2002 through January 2010 for between $6 and $15.

Manufactured in: China and Vietnam

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts and jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the clothing to Hot Kids for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hot Kids at (888) 946-8546 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website at http://www.mejoong.com.

Live Science Staff
For the science geek in everyone, Live Science offers a fascinating window into the natural and technological world, delivering comprehensive and compelling news and analysis on everything from dinosaur discoveries, archaeological finds and amazing animals to health, innovation and wearable technology. We aim to empower and inspire our readers with the tools needed to understand the world and appreciate its everyday awe.