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Children’s sweater recalled over strangulation risk

Posted on August 1, 2015 12:26 pm under Defective Child Care Products

Kyber Outerwear USA Corp is recalling about 3,100 animal-themed hooded children sweaters after learning that its products do not meet the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s (CPSC) guidelines for drawstrings in kids’ wear, the CPSC reported on Tuesday, July 28.

The affected animal-themed hooded sweaters have drawstrings that might strangulate the child when caught on doors, hand rails, playground slides, and other objects. Products produced in Bangladesh are 50% wool and 50% acrylic, while those produced in Nepal are 100% wool. The country’s name and the country of origin are indicated in a tag located on the left seam above the hem.

The products were sold at different children’s stores nationwide between January 2010 and December 2013. Consumers are asked to return the sweater to the company to get a full credit on Kyber products.

A child’s outerwear can become a safety hazard if designed and manufactured the wrong way. We at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® can help you seek compensation if your child has been harmed by a defective children’s wear in Wisconsin. Call us at (414) 271-0900 and know more about the possibility of filing a claim against the responsible manufacturer today.