Black Dog recalls children's hooded sweatshirt for safety reasons
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with Black Dog Tavern Inc., announced on Feb. 16 a voluntary recall of the Vineyard Haven company's children's hooded sweatshirt. The sweatshirt is made with a string threaded through the hood. The string creates a danger of strangulation for young children. No injuries or incidents have been reported, according to the CPSC.
The recalled sweatshirts have a black dog on the front and are sold in youth sizes up to size 12 with drawstrings through the hood.
Sweatshirt colors include navy blue, gray, red, pink, black or oatmeal. "The Black Dog," "Est. 71," or "The Black Dog/Martha's Vineyard" are printed on the back of some of the sweatshirts. A tag sewn on the inside of the garment reads, "The Black Dog." Style numbers are K086, K088, K090, K062, or K063 are printed on the garment's hang tag.
The sweatshirts were sold exclusively through Black Dog retail stores, catalog, and web site from May 2004 through January 2006, for between $30 and $50.
Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard.
For additional information, contact Black Dog at 800-626-1991 between 9 am and 5 pm EST Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's web site at http://www.theblackdog.com.