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Children's Rain Ponchos Recalled by Daiso Due to Strangulation Hazard

By Bob Ewing     May 12, 2008 in Health
The children's ponchos recalled by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued the following:
Children's Rain Ponchos
Units: About 24
Importer: Daiso LLC, of Burlingame, Calif
Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled plastic rain ponchos were sold in yellow or blue and have a drawstring in the hood. Japanese lettering is printed on the packaging.
Sold by: Daiso retail stores located in California and Washington states from February 2007 through November 2007 for $1.50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the rain ponchos to eliminate the hazard.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Daiso LLC toll-free at (866) 768-4620 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm’s Web site
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