The following product safety recall was voluntarily conducted by the firm in cooperation with the CPSC. Consumers should stop using the product immediately unless otherwise instructed.
Name of Product: Children's Rain Ponchos
Units: About 24
Importer: Daiso LLC, of Burlingame, Calif
Hazard: The garments have a drawstring through the hood, posing a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments.
Incidents/Injuries: None reported.
Description: The recalled plastic rain ponchos were sold in yellow or blue and have a drawstring in the hood. Japanese lettering is printed on the packaging.
Sold by: Daiso retail stores located in California and Washington states from February 2007 through November 2007 for $1.50.
Manufactured in: China
Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the rain ponchos to eliminate the hazard.
Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Daiso LLC toll-free at (866) 768-4620 between 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, or visit the firm's Web site at www.daisollc.com