Consumer product recall

Hooey Youth Sweatshirts with Drawstrings recalled due to strangulation hazard

Starting date:
November 12, 2019
Posting date:
November 12, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Strangulation Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated: 2019-11-12


  • Product:
    Hooey Youth Sweatshirts with Drawstrings.
  • Issue:
    Drawstrings at the hood and neck area pose a strangulation hazard.
  • What to do:
    Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the Hooey Youth Sweatshirts.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Hooey, LLC.

Affected products

Hooey Youth Sweatshirts with Drawstrings.

Product description

This recall involves 15 styles of «Hooey» branded youth-sized hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings at the neck.  The hooded sweatshirts are made of polyester and cotton, and generally have a front pocket.  The hooded sweatshirts were sold in boys' and girls' sizes XS, S, M, L and XL.  A white size label has the word «Hooey» and «Made in China» and is located at the center back neck of the sweatshirts.

Hazard identified

Drawstrings on children's upper outerwear can become caught on playground equipment, fences, or other objects and result in strangulation, or in the case of a vehicle, the child being dragged.

As of November 1, 2019 the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada or the United States.

Number sold

Approximately 520 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 6,600 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from September 2017 to October 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China



Hooey, LLC

Spring Branch



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the Hooey Youth Sweatshirts to eliminate the hazard. 

For more information, consumers should contact Hooey, LLC Customer Solutions by telephone at 830-885-5112, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT, or by e-mail.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website .

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.