Children's Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled Due to Strangulation Hazard

Posted on 30 August 2007

Name of Product: Zippity Hoodie and Sherpa Full Zip Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

Units: About 400   

Distributor: Life is Good Inc., of Boston, Mass.

Hazard: The sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued  to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported.

Description: The recall includes Girls “Zippity Hoodie” (style GHZCOLL) and Girls “Sherpa Full Zip Hoodie” (style GHZBASH) children’s sweatshirts. Style numbers are printed on the hang tag of the garments. The sweatshirts are brown, pink or light blue and “Life is Good” is printed on the front of the sweatshirts. The sweatshirts were sold in children’s sizes small to large.

Sold at: Independent retailers in Boston and Chatham, Mass. and Flagstaff, Ariz. from July 2007 through August 2007 for between $40 and $50. 

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard and contact Life is Good to receive a refund or store credit.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Life is Good toll-free at (888) 339-2987 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or contact the firm via e-mail at 

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