CPSC going after sellers of children's outerwear with drawstrings

Mitch Lipka
drawstring crackdown coming
drawstring crackdown coming

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is moving toward forbidding companies that sell, make or import children's clothing from offering outerwear with drawstrings after a sweep by the agency found numerous violations of its 14-year-old guidelines regarding the products, WalletPop.com has learned.

A recent spate of drawstring recalls prompted the safety agency to acknowledge the crackdown, which could result in negotiated financial penalties to the companies. The CPSC started taking a harder line on drawstrings with a 2006 letter to those who deal with children's clothing, warning that any garment violating the guidelines would be considered defective.