2 children's sweatshirts recalled for choking risk

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Posted: Sep 30, 2014 1:38 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Two different children's hoodies were recalled Tuesday because of a possible choking risk.

No injuries have been reported, but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the hooded sweatshirts have drawstrings around the neck that can get caught in playground slides or school bus doors and strangle a child.

One recall is for 7,800 hooded sweatshirts that were sold at Kroger and Fred Meyer supermarkets nationwide between June and August for about $18. Both stores are owned by The Kroger Co., which is based in Cincinnati.

The recalled sweatshirts have a front zipper and were made in Pakistan by Mira Loma, California-based Active Apparel. They come in black, green, royal blue, red and turquoise and were sold in boys' size small and medium.

Customers should take the sweatshirt away from children immediately, the CPSC said. They can either remove the drawstring or return the sweatshirt to the store they purchased it from for a full refund and a $10 gift card.

The second recall is for about 60 Pure Baby Organics hooded sweatshirts. The sweatshirts were imported by Los Angeles-based Chantique's Corp. and were sold in children's boutiques nationwide between January and August for about $62. They were also sold online at NordstromRack.com. The sweatshirts are gray and have a red drawstring. They also have a zipper in the front. They come in boys' sizes 2T to 3.

Customers can either remove the drawstring or return it to the store for a full refund, the CPSC said.

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ONLINE:

Active Apparel hoodie recall information: http://1.usa.gov/ZojxhX

Purebaby Organic hoodie recall information: http://1.usa.gov/1rqDQqG