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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Kroger Recalls Children's Hoodies as Choking Hazards

Kroger, the Cincinnati-based supermarket giant, has issued a recall on a children's hooded sweatshirt sold at Kroger and Fred Meyer stores

Kroger has issued a recall on nearly 8,000 children's hooded sweatshirts Tuesday, according to the Associated Press and other local news media.

While no injuries have been reported, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says the hooded sweatshirts have drawstrings around the neck that can get caught in playground slides or school bus doors, potentially causing strangulation.

The recalled sweatshirts were available at both Kroger and Fred Meyer (owned by Kroger) supermarkets across the nation between June and August of this year. They have a front zipper and were made in Pakistan by Mira Loma, California-based Active Apparel, according to the report, and were available in black, green, royal blue, red, and turquoise, and were sold in boys' sizes small and medium.

Customers are asked to take the sweatshirt away from children immediately, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. They can either remove the drawstring or return the sweatshirt to the story where it was purchased for a full refund and a $10 gift card.

- Staff report

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