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Product name Children's Hooded Sweaters
Description The cotton knit sweaters are cream colored with a blue stripe at the wrist and waist, a blue ball on the hood, and blue buttons. There is a drawstring through the hood with pom-poms at the ends. The sweaters were sold in children's size 2T under the brand name "Empress Arts." "Empress Baby" is sewn into the sweaters tag. 
Problem The sweaters have drawstrings through the hood. Children can get entangled in the drawstrings that can catch on playground equipment, fences or tree branches. 
Distribution Specialty children's stores nationwide for between $28 and $45. 
Company Empress Arts collect at 323-780-8181; Web site 
Dates sold August 2006 through April 2008 
Date posted 09/03/2008 

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