State issues warning about hoodies

June 18, 2008 7:24:46 PM PDT
California has issued a warning about hooded sweatshirts following the death of a toddler in San Jose and a nationwide recall.

State authorities shut down a San Jose daycare facility on North Claremont Avenue after a 2-year-old boy strangled on the cord of his hooded sweatshirt last month.

A week later, the Consumer Product Safety Commission recalled 300 boys hooded sweatshirts, saying that they could pose a strangulation hazard.

Now, the California Department of Social Services has posted a warning on its website that all clothing that contains drawstrings pose a hazard for children.

Many consumer safety organizations recommend that parents pull the drawstrings out of children's clothing.


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