On May 13, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Junk Food Clothing Co., of Los Angeles, California, announced a safety recall of approximately 24,000 children's hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings at the neck, due to a strangulation hazard. The sweatshirts can be dangerous to children and are in violation of industry standards set forth by the CPSC.
The recall affects all "Junk Food" brand pullover and zippered hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings, sold in various print designs and sizes. The sweatshirts were sold nationwide from June 2006 through August 2009 for about $35, and were available in the following colors and style numbers:
- Powder blue (JF957-1111K)
- Watermelon (LM564-1001C)
- Apple (LT114-1001K)
- Grass (J3442-1111C)
- Light pink (MP051-1111K)
- Flashdance (LM323-1111I)
Consumers are advised to remove the drawstrings immediately from the recalled sweatshirts and return the product to the place of purchase for a full refund.