Company recalls kids' sweatshirts due to strangulation hazard

Posted at 5:36 AM, Nov 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-13 05:55:38-05

(WXYZ) — A Texas-based clothing company, Hooey, is recalling children's sweatshirts due to a strangulation hazard.

A drawstring in the sweatshirt hood poses the hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects.

This recall involves 15 styles of youth-sized sweatshirts with the “Hooey” brand or logo and drawstrings in the hood. The sweatshirts are polyester and cotton. The sweatshirts generally have a single front pocket. They were sold in boys’ and girls’ sizes XS, S, M, L, XL. A white size label has the word “Hooey” and “Made in China” and is located at the center back neck of the sweatshirts. A label in the side seam has the garment care instructions.

The sweatshirts were sold at apparel stores from September 2017 through October 2019 for about $45.

Parents and caregivers are urged to immediately take the recalled product from children and remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard.

If you have any questions or concerns, reach Hooey at 833-847-0829 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday to Friday or visit online at and click on Product Safety for more information.