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SOURCE U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced today that the following voluntary recall alert was posted in cooperation with the firm listed below.  Recalls can be viewed at www.cpsc.gov.

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Company Name

Swimwear Anywhere, Inc., of New York, N.Y.

 

Product Name

Hooded swimwear jackets

Quantity

About 210

Hazard

The jackets have a drawstring around the neck area which poses 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.

 

CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

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