Children’s Sweater Recalled due to Strangulation Hazard
About the Kyber Outerwear Sweater Recall
According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), Kyber Outerwear has recalled nearly 3,100 colorful, animal-themed sweaters. The sweaters were sold at independent children’s stores throughout the U.S. from January 2010 – December 2013.
No injuries have been reported to date, however – drawstrings around the neck and waist have been heavily regulated by the CPSC.
In 1996, CPSC issued guidelines regarding hazardous drawstring entanglement and strangulation. Since then, the guidelines have gone from being an industry standard to a federal regulation.
All owners of this specific product should either remove the drawstring from the sweater or return the sweater to Kyber Outerwear for a full refund.
Description of Kyber Outerwear Children’s Sweater
- The sweaters feature different animals with the sweater’s hood resembling the animal’s head and ears.
- The sweaters are available in a variety of colors, from vibrant, tie dye patterns to more natural colors.
- Sweaters manufactured in Nepal are 100% wool while those manufactured in Bangladesh are 50% wool & 50% acrylic
- The sweaters were sold nationwide for $10-$50
- Photos of the recalled sweaters can be found on the CPSC’s website.