Recall Alert: James Trading Group Kids Sports Hoodie Poses Strangulation Hazard

Recall Alert: James Trading Group Kids Sports Hoodie Poses Strangulation Hazard
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The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recently announced a recall for some 1,200 kids sports hoodie from The James Trading Group. The said recall is due to strangulation hazard related to the kid sweatshirt’ drawstring. No incidents or injuries have, so far, been reported regarding the recalled clothing.

The recall actually involves the Croker Kids Ireland Sports Hoodie from the James Trading Group. CPSC believes that the said hoodie poses a strangulation risk due to a drawstring around the neck area. CPSC had issued guidelines with regard to drawstrings as early as 1996. These guidelines were then incorporated into a federal regulation in 2011 in the hopes of helping prevent children from getting strangled or entangled by drawstrings in the neck and waist when it comes to upper outerwear.


It bears the model number IR6012, which can be found printed on a hang tag that is attached to the hoodie. The hoodie displays three colors prominently. There’s green on the upper chest and arms, followed by a white diagonal stripe that runs across the torso. Finally, there is a blue panel a the hoodie’s bottom half. The said kids hoodie also bears the word “Ireland” across the chest. This is printed in white letters.

The affected hoodie has been sold in several kids sizes, from 2YR to 12YR. Customers can also find the word “Croker” printed on the inside neck label of the hoodie. These were said to have been sold in Irish boutiques, specialty retail stores and online at from November 2012 until August 2015. They retailed for about $20. Parents are encouraged to take away the said hoodie from their children as soon as possible.

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Upon return to the store where it was purchased, customers will be issued a full refund.

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