The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the Jerry Leigh of California, Inc., today announced a voluntary recall of the following Harajuku brand hooded sweatshirts with non-functional ties. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Harajuku Lovers Hooded Jackets
Distributor: Jerry Leigh of California Inc., of Van Nuys, Calif.
Hazard: The jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets or sweatshirts.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: This recall involves the Harajuku Lovers Hooded Jackets with the RSL Hoodie & Lovers Leopard styles. The RSL Hoodie style has numerous pictures of girls riding motor scooters and the words “ready steady love” printed on it. The Lovers Leopard style has a leopard design in grey and black.“Harajuku Lovers” is printed on a tag sawn next to the care label.
Sold at: Nordstrom’s, Macy’s, and other retailers nationwide from August 2008 through January 2009 for about $75.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the ties from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to either the place of purchase or to Jerry Leigh of California for a full refund.
Consumer Contact: For additional information contact Jerry Leigh of California toll-free at (877) 800-0824, ext. 122, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST.