February 15, 2006

Black Dog Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings Recalled for Strangulation Hazard

Name of Product: Children’s Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

Units: About 9,700

Manufacturer: The Black Dog Tavern Company Inc., of Vineyard Haven, Mass.

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

Description: 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.

Sold at: Exclusively through Black Dog retail stores, catalog, and Web site from May 2004 through January 2006 for between $30 and $50.

Manufactured in: Canada and China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Black Dog at (800) 626-1991 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site at www.theblackdog.com