M.M.M. Boys’ Jogging Suits Recalled by Hot Chocolate; Waist Drawstrings Pose Entanglement Hazard; Sold Exclusively at dd’s Discounts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 8, 2012
Release #12-170
Firm’s Recall Hotline: (877) 841-0646
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

M.M.M. Boys’ Jogging Suits Recalled by Hot Chocolate; Waist Drawstrings Pose Entanglement Hazard; Sold Exclusively at dd’s Discounts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: M.M.M. Boys’ Jogging Suits

Units: About 1,700

Distributor: Hot Chocolate Inc., of Los Angeles, Calif.

Importer: Myriad Trading Inc., of Ontario, Calif.

Hazard: The jacket of this jogging suit has a drawstring at the waist that could become snagged or caught in small spaces or vehicle doors and it poses an entanglement hazard. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) about drawstrings in children’s upper outerwear. In 1997, those guidelines were incorporated into a voluntary standard. Then, in July 2011, based on the guidelines and voluntary standard, CPSC issued a federal regulation. CPSC’s actions demonstrate a commitment to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on neck and waist drawstrings in upper outerwear, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None reported

Description: This recall involves M.M.M. 100% polyester boys’ two-color jogging suits. “M.M.M.” appears on the label stitched into the back of the neck. The pants are a solid color matching the jacket, which has a second color on the top of both sleeves and top portion of the jacket. The sets’ color combinations include blue and white, gray and blue, and gray and red. The jackets were sold in sizes 4-16.

Sold exclusively at: dd’s Discounts stores nationwide from December 2011 through January 2012 for about $10.

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately take the recalled jacket from their child and remove the waist drawstrings or return the product to a dd’s Discounts store for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Hot Chocolate toll-free at (877) 841-0646 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday.

Picture of recalled boys' jogging suit

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is still interested in receiving incident or injury reports that are either directly related to this product recall or involve a different hazard with the same product. Please tell us about your experience with the product on SaferProducts.gov

CPSC is charged with protecting the public from unreasonable risks of injury or death associated with the use of the thousands of consumer products under the agency’s jurisdiction. Deaths, injuries, and property damage from consumer product incidents cost the nation more than $900 billion annually. CPSC is committed to protecting consumers and families from products that pose a fire, electrical, chemical, or mechanical hazard. CPSC’s work to ensure the safety of consumer products – such as toys, cribs, power tools, cigarette lighters, and household chemicals – contributed to a decline in the rate of deaths and injuries associated with consumer products over the past 30 years.

Under federal law, it is illegal to attempt to sell or resell this or any other recalled product.

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