Sweatshirts recalled after boy strangled in Fresno

February 12, 2009 12:00:00 AM PST
The death of a three year old Fresno boy whose sweatshirt got caught on a slide has led to a nationwide recall of the same sweatshirts.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Consumer Product Safety Commission
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The Consumer Product Safety Commission said the sweatshirts made by hill sportswear have long drawstrings that pose a danger for strangulation.

Last November, Bryce Milton of Fresno died when the drawstring on his sweatshirt became snagged on a backyard slide.

"He was lying on the slide, and the string was wrapped around his neck and it was hooked onto the slide, the drawstring, so he was basically just laying there choking," said Bryce's father Henry Milton.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a recall of the sweatshirts yesterday. Several similar recalls have occurred in the past year.

The government has urged clothing makers to remove drawstrings from sweatshirts made for children.



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