Four more lines of sweatshirts recalled because of drawstrings

CPSC recalls sweatshirts with drawstrings
CPSC recalls sweatshirts with drawstrings

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced four separate recalls involving sweatshirts for children.

You would think 14 years after the clothing industry was told to stop putting drawstrings in hoods the practice would have stopped.

Drawstrings have been implicated in strangulation deaths of children and were essentially banned in 1996 when the CPSC issued guidelines for clothing manufacturers and importers. All three of the recalled lines were manufactured in China; one included some made in Pakistan.

Three of the recalled lines were sold at Burlington Coat Factory stores.