Thanks to thesurething from the forum, it looks as if some of Harajuku Lovers hoodies for children are being recalled for “non-functional ties.”
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 â€œready steady loveâ€ printed on it. The Lovers Leopard style has a leopard design in grey and black.â€œHarajuku Loversâ€ is printed on a tag sawn next to the care label.
Sold at: Nordstromâ€™s, Macyâ€™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.
Also taken from eonline.com
The “Hollaback Girl” is about to have to hand it back.
Several hooded sweatshirts from Gwen Stefani‘s Harajuku Lovers children’s clothing line have been recalled by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commissionâ€”and not because they are killer fashion in the good way.
The commission charges that “the jackets have a drawstring through the hood which can pose a strangulation hazard to children,” although no such incidents have been reported.
The voluntary recall suggests purchasers of the RSL Hoodie and Lovers Leopard styles trim off the ties or return them for a full, $75 refund. The jackets were sold in Macy’s, Nordstrom and other retailers from August 2008 to January 2009.
No doubt the singer is relieved son Kingston Rossdale, 2, is more of a tee and tank top kind of guy.