January 27, 2006

Steve & Barry’s University Recalls Children’s Outerwear with Drawstring Strangulation Hazard

Name of Product: Children’s Upper Outerwear with Drawstrings

Units: About 334,000

Importer/Retailer: Steve & Barry’s University Sportswear, of Port Washington, N.Y.

Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children. 

Description: The recalled garments are various color jackets, coats, and sweaters sold in youth sizes up to size 12 with drawstrings through the hood. Many of these garments have the names of colleges and universities written on them. A tag sewn on the garment reads, “Steve & Barry’s Quality Athletic Goods.” The style numbers are 15178, 16105, 16168, 16230, 16231, 16257, 16509, 17197, 17285 and 18346, which is written on a collar or side label.

Sold at: Steve & Barry’s University Sportswear stores nationwide from January 2004 through December 2005 for between $6 and $10.

Manufactured in: China, India, Pakistan and Macau

Remedy: Consumers should remove the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard or return the garment to the store where purchased for a refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Steve & Barry’s University Sportswear toll-free at (877) 866-7776 anytime, or visit the firm’s Web site at http://www.steveandbarrys.com/website/recall.htm