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Product name Girl's Hooded Sweater with Drawstring
Description The recalled product is a hand-knitted wool sweater with a hood in sizes 1 through 10. The sweater has a drawstring in the hood with multi-colored yarn tassels. The sweaters are multi-colored with a front zipper. "El Gringo Imports" is written on a black neck tag. 
Problem The hooded sweaters have drawstrings through the hood which can pose a strangulation or entrapment hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (pdf), which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997, to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts. 
Distribution Sold at Pike Place Market in Seattle for between $20 and $25. 
Company El Gringo Imports of Seattle 
Dates sold November 2009 to August 2010 
Date posted 05/04/2011 
Additional information For additional information, contact El Gringo Imports toll-free at (877) 278-1434 between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit the firm's website at, or e-mail the firm at 

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