About 1,200 hoodies for children with “Ireland” printed on the chest are being recalled by the US Consumer Safety Prodcut Division due to concerns that the drawstring around the neck could be a strangulation risk. The shirts were sold only in kids' sizes.
The US Consumer Product Safety Commission said no incidents or injuries have been reported, but there is a concern the drawstring could become entangled or caught on playground equipment, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects.
They recommend the shirts be taken away from children immediately and the drawstring removed so it cannot catch on any object. The shirts were sold from 2 to 12 year-old sizes.
The James Trading Group’s Croker Kids Ireland hoodie is green, blue and white, with “Ireland” printed on the chest. They were sold in stores and online at jtg.com from November 2012 to August 2015 and cost about $20.
The CPSC said parents should take away the hoodies from children and remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard.
Customers can also return the hoodie where it was purchased for a full refund, or call the James Trading Group at (800) 541-5004.