Multiple Items of Drawstring Clothing From dd's Discount Stores Recalled
Credit: CPSC.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firms named below, today announced voluntary recalls of the following consumer products which were sold exclusively at dd's Discount stores nationwide. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Hot Chocolate Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif., and Myriad Trading Inc., of Ontario, Calif.,  announced a voluntary recall of about 1,700 M.M.M. Boys' Jogging Suits.

Hazard: The jacket of this jogging suit has a drawstring at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and it poses an entanglement hazard. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) 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. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves M.M.M. 100% polyester boys' two-color jogging suits. "M.M.M." appears on the label stitched into the back of the neck. The pants are a solid color matching the jacket, which has a second color on the top of both sleeves and top portion of the jacket. The sets' color combinations include blue and white, gray and blue, and gray and red. The jackets were sold in sizes 4-16.

Sold exclusively at: dd's Discounts stores nationwide from December 2011 through January 2012 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jacket from their child and remove the waist drawstrings or return the product to a dd's Discounts store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hot Chocolate toll-free at (877) 841-0646 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with LA Fashion Hub, of Los Angeles, Calif., announced a voluntary recall of the about 2,300 Girls' Winter Jackets with drawstrings.

Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which poses a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) 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. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: The recalled girls' winter jackets have drawstrings through the hoods. They were sold in girls' sizes 4T, 5, 6 and 6X and in the following colors: pink, turquoise, red and yellow. The jackets are polyester with polyester fill, have a front zipper, snap or Velcro closures, and different designs stamped on the collar, down the front and on the pockets, and a flower or heart design is embroidered on the front of the jackets.

Sold exclusively at: dd's Discounts stores nationwide from January 2011 through January 2012 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard, or return the jacket to a dd's Discounts store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact LA Fashion Hub at (800) 919-1001 between 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or email the firm at lafashionhub@yahoo.com.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with YMI Jeanswear, of Los Angeles, Calif., announced a voluntary recall of about 500 "YMI" girls' hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings.

Hazard: The sweatshirts have drawstrings at the hood that pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) 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. CPSC's actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves girls' sweatshirts sold under the brand name "YMI Jeanswear." The sweatshirts have a front zipper and a fur-lined hood with a drawstring stitched to each side. "YMI" is printed on the label at the neck. The sweatshirts were sold in gray, purple, pink and black, with either a snowflake or a flower design on the front and back. A heart charm with "YMI" engraved on it is attached to the zipper. The recalled sweatshirts were sold in children's sizes six through 16.

Sold exclusively at: dd's Discounts stores nationwide from December 2011 through January 2012 for about $13.

Manufactured in: Cambodia

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled sweatshirt from their child and remove the drawstrings or return the sweatshirt to a dd's Discounts store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, please contact YMI Jeanswear at (888) 394-1398 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's website at www.ymijeans.com.