February 24, 2006

Next Marketing Inc. Recalls Youth Hooded Fleece with Drawstring for Strangulation Hazard

Name of Product: Youth Hooded Fleece with Drawstring

Units: About 22,000

Manufacturer: Next Marketing Inc., of Wabash, Ind.

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

Description: The recalled youth hooded fleece garments have drawstrings. They were sold in a variety of colors and many of them have the names of colleges and universities printed or embroidered on them. A sewn-in tag reads, “Lil Fan” or “LF 2.”

Sold at: Web retailers, college book stores and department stores nationwide from September 2003 through December 10, 2005 for about $15.

Manufactured in: China and Pakistan

Remedy: Consumers should remove or cut the drawstrings to eliminate the hazard, or return the garment to the store where purchased for help in removing the drawstring.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Next Marketing Inc. toll-free at (866) 871-9978 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.