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Recent product safety recalls include child products

The Chicago product liability attorneys at Levin & Perconti frequently visit the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) website so that we may keep our Illinois consumer readers updated on product recalls. Please check your homes for the following unsafe products listed below:

– Children’s hooded sweatshirts: about 3,200 children’s hooded sweatshirts distributed by Niko’s SPORTSLINE of Sunrise, Florida were recalled. The jackets’ drawstrings through the hood which pose a strangulation hazard to children. Consumers are instructed to contact GJC International of Florida collect at (954) 581-4646 for additional information.

– Baby walkers: about 200 baby walkers imported by Le Hing, Inc. of South El Monte, California have been recalled. The walkers can fit through a standard doorway and are not designed to stop at the edge of a step. Babies using the dangerous walkers can have serious personal injuries or be wrongfully killed. Consumers should stop using the walkers immediately and return them to the store where purchased. Call Le Hing, Inc. collect at (626) 575-8566 for more information.

– Children’s snowsuits and coats: about 4,500 children’s snowsuits and coats manufactured by Deux par Deux Minimome, Inc. The snowsuits and coats have drawstrings through the hood that can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, the CPSC issued guidelines to prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts. For more information on the product recall, consumers are recommended to contact Deux par Deux toll-free at (866) 557-2222.

To keep up-to-date on recent product recalls, check out the CPSC website.