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Strangulation Hazard in Hooded Sweatshirts

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What is more comfortable than a good soft sweatshirt. No work would get done in America on Saturdays without them. However, safety studies now show us that hooded sweatshirts can be one of the most dangerous of easy-living apparel. When consulted, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has guidelines for hooded sweatshirts because of the danger, especially, to children.

In particular, sweatshirts produced by Scope Apparel of Houston, Texas, have proven to be so dangerous as to be recalled by the company. The garments have hoods through which drawstrings are inserted. These drawstrings could prove to be deadly as they pose the threat of strangulation. If you buy sweatshirts for your children, you should immediately check and remove all drawstrings from the hood or around the waist area. The U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, www.cpsc.gov, can provide you with tips for safety in all garments that you would consider for your children.

For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Defective and Dangerous Products.