Eight firms have been fined $320,000 for manufacturing and selling children’s clothing that had dangerous drawstrings. The use fo drawstrings in children’s clothing has been banned for quite some time after the Consumer Products Safety Commission decided that the loose strings posed a stranguation hazard.
Reports show that there have been 17 recalls of 190,000 pieces of clothing due to the use of drawstrings in the hood or neck of the clothing. While this regulation has been in place for many years, the guidelines are often ignored, placing thousands of children in danger.
Between 1985 and 1999, the CPSC reported the deaths of 22 children and 48 non-fatal cases of clothing stranglulation.
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