Macy's to Pay $750K Fine for Peddling Deadly Hoodies

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Macy's Inc. has agreed to pay a $750,000 penalty for selling dangerous, drawstring-equipped children's clothing, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced.

Children's upper outerwear with drawstrings, such as sweatshirts, sweaters and jackets, pose a strangulation hazard that may result in serious injury or death.

The civil penalty agreement settles CPSC charges that Macy's deliberately failed to notify the CPSC immediately -- as required by federal law -- that it sold children's sweatshirts, sweaters and jackets with neck drawstrings between 2006 and 2010.