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Sweatshirts for Children Creating Choking Risks

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Date: September 17th, 2016

Voluntary Recall

The Consumer Product Safety Commission issued a statement reporting that Kroger had voluntarily recalled approximately 140,000 zippered sweatshirts that had fleece lining and came in children’s sizes because the shirts could pose a risk of choking to the wearer. The zippers on the shirts could become detached and create a choking hazard for the child wearing the sweatshirt.

When were these Fleece Lined Sweatshirts Sold?

The shirts were sold at Kroger stores from June of 2014 until February of 2015. The recall was issued in February of 2015 by Kroger.

Sweatshirt Description

The sweatshirts were sold in children’s sizes that fit girls, boys, and infants. The sweatshirts had fleece lining, zippers, hoods, two front pockets, and ribbing around the wrists and the waist of the shirts.
The shirts came in more than 60 different colors and patterns. The shirts were priced between eight and ten dollars. They fit children from infant sizes of 3 to 6 months to youth extra-large sizes.
These sweatshirts were manufactured by Inter-American Products. Lahore, Pakistan. They have style numbers of 8025, 8025P, 8128, 8128P, 8174P, 8251, 8326, 8326P.
The labels of the hooded sweatshirts show that they were made in March 2014, April 2014, June 2014, and November of 2014.
The batch numbers on the labels of the hooded fleece lined sweatshirts are 1, FLC-P5, FLC-P6, and FLC-P8.
You can view photographs of these hooded fleece sweatshirts on the Kroger.com website.

What to do If you Have one of these Sweatshirts

If you have one of the recalled sweatshirts, you should not allow your children to wear it again. You may return the shirt to the store that you purchased it from for a full refund if you still have the sales receipt from the purchase. If you do not still have the sales receipt, you will be given a refund of the current retail price of the hooded children’s sweatshirts, or you could be given store credit for the amount of the current retail price of the garments.
You can contact officials at Kroger by calling 1- (800) – 576- 4377 any weekday from eight in the morning until 9 in the evening eastern time. You can also contact the Kroger Company at their website of www.kroger.com. When you go to the Kroger website home page, you will need to click on the tab located at the top of their page labeled Recall Alerts. This will take you to a page that has more complete information concerning the recall, the dangers, and all other FAQs and Questions you may have about the shirt.

Stores that had the shirts

The hooded fleece sweat shirts were sold at Kroger stores, Fred Meyer stores, Dillons, Smith’s, Fry’s Marketplace, and other affiliates of Kroger.

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