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Strangulation Hazard With Children's Sweatshirts Distributed By VA Company

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By Matt McCleskey

About 12,000 childrens hooded sweatshirts sold in some mid-Atlantic beach towns in recent years are being recalled because the drawstrings pose a strangulation hazard.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Sunsations Inc. of Virginia Beach announced the recall this week. It concerns Sunsations hooded sweatshirts in children's sizes 2T through 12 in various solid colors. The sweatshirts were sold at Sunsations stores in Virginia Beach, Ocean City, Maryland, and North Carolina from April 2006 through July 2009.

Fortunately, no injuries have been reported. Still, the commission is urging consumers to remove the drawstrings from the sweatshirts or return them to the store for a full refund.

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