Parents should remember that the latest guidelines from the CPSC recommend that alternatives to drawstrings be used, such as snaps, velcro, buttons, or elastic, 'to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.'
According to the CPSC recall alert, 'the recalled hood sweatshirts have a drawstring through the hood. The sweatshirts are pink, white, brown, navy or green with a beaded heart logo and embroidered flowers on the front above the left pocket. They were sold in girls' sizes SML to XL. 'ROXY GIRL' is printed on the collar label. The style number 484241 (some with an M, N or NN after the number) is located on the garment's hangtag and/or the individual packaging label.'
If you have one of these sweatshirts, you should either remove the drawstring or return it for a refund.
For more information, see the full CPSC press release...