Flowers By Zoe Recalls Girls Striped Hoodie and Neon Tie Dye Jacket Due to Strangulation Hazard

Aug 12, 2015, 10:32 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- http://www.cpsc.gov/en/Recalls/2015/Flowers-By-Zoe-Recalls-Girls-Striped-Hoodie-and-Neon-Tie-Dye-Jacket

Recall Summary

Name of Product: Girls Hoodie and Jacket

Hazard: The hoodies and jackets have drawstrings around the neck area which pose a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines 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.

Remedy: Refund

Consumer Contact: Flowers By Zoe toll-free at 844-236-7350 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Recall Details

Units: About 122

Description: This recall involves girls zippered striped hoodies and tie dye jackets. The lightweight hoodie has multi-colored stripes (yellow, white, orange and pink). It has a drawstring hood, zip-up front and pockets on both sides. It is made from 100% Rayon and was sold in sizes S (7, 8), M (10) and L (12). A label sewn into the garment's neck seam reads "Flowers By Zoe" and a label sewn into the side seam reads style #SRH125MS.

The tie-dye jacket has tie-dye-effect dark blue, teal, orange, pink and lime green horizontal stripes. It has a drawstring hood, zip up front and pockets on both sides. It is made from 100% Rayon and was sold in sizes S (7, 8), M (10) and L (12). A label sewn into the garment's neck seam reads "Flowers By Zoe" and another label in the side seam reads style #NRH125TA. 

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the hoodies and jackets away from children and remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard. Consumers can return the hoodies to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Sold at: Several children's boutique specialty retailers; such as LaBella Flora in Auburn IN; Kids Only in Los Angeles, CA; Kids Biz, Dallas, TX and Polkadot Pony in Jackson, MS, and other on-line childrens stores; such as Everything But the Princess, from February 2015 through May 2015 for about $45.

Importer: Flowers By Zoe, Melville, NY

Manufactured in: Indonesia

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