Girls' Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled by LANY Group Due to Strangulation Hazard; Sold Exclusively at dd's Discounts

May 08, 2012, 12:31 ET from U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, May 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.  It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.


Name of product: "Goddess" Hooded Sweatshirts with drawstrings

Units: About 210

Importer: LANY Group LLC, of New York, N.Y.

Hazard: The sweatshirts 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 girls' sweatshirts zip up the front and have a hood with a drawstring. The sweatshirts are red with gold hearts, stars and crowns. They were sold in children's sizes 4T through 12. "Goddess" is printed on a label at the neck.

Sold exclusively at: dd's Discounts stores nationwide from October 2011 through January 2012 for about $6.

Manufactured in: China

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

Consumer Contact:  For additional information, please contact LANY Group toll-free at (855) 691-7662 between 8 a.m. through 4 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

Photos of this product are available at

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on

Firm's Recall Hotline: (855) 691-7662
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission