Van Nuys, CA (CNS) – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced on Wednesday, February 4 a voluntary recall of Gwen Stefani’s “Harajuku Lovers” hooded sweatshirts that were sold at Nordstrom’s, Macy’s and several other nationwide retailers.
The jackets were distributed by Jerry Leigh of California and were sold for about $75. The recall was issued because the jackets have a drawstring through the hood that can pose a strangulation hazard to children. So far, no incidents or injuries have been reported.
The recall involves the jackets with the RSL Hoodie & Lovers Leopard styles. The RSL Hoodie features pictures of girls riding motor scooters and with the words “ready steady love” printed on it. The Lovers Leopard version features a leopard design in grey and black. The tag sewn next to the label reads “Harajuku Lovers” on all of the jackets.
Consumers who have purchased the sweatshirts can return the clothing for a full refund from the store where it was purchased or they can contact Jerry Leigh of California. Ties from the jackets should also be removed to eliminate the hazard.
For more information, consumers can contact Jerry Leigh of California at (877) 800-0824 ext. 122 or go to www.cpsc.gov.