Macy's children's sweatshirts and sweaters recalled over drawstring risk

Macy's is recalling 33,000 children's sweaters and sweatshirts

sold nationwide between last August and March because they have drawstrings, which have been effectively prohibited since 1996 on kid's clothes because they pose a risk of strangulation.

The strings at issue in this case are actually non-functional ties, but have still run afoul of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, the nation's arbiters of safety. A spate of drawstring related recalls were issued earlier this year.

Sweatshirts subject to the recall were sold at Macy's under the Epic Threads and Greendog brands. The recall includes boys and girls Epic Threads sweatshirts and girls Greendog sweaters. The Epic Threads sweatshirts are white, gray, maroon, yellow, blue, green, and black, with images on the front and/or back. The girls Greendog sweaters are brown and gray. Only sizes small and medium are subject to the recall. No injuries or incidents have been reported for this recall.