Nearly 8,000 kids sweatshirts sold at Kroger, Fred Meyer stores are recalled for choking risk

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Nearly 8,000 children's hoodies are being recalled because of a possible choking risk.

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No injuries have been reported, but the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the hooded sweatshirts have drawstrings around the neck that can get caught in playground slides or school bus doors and possibly strangle a child.

The sweatshirts were sold at Kroger and Fred Meyer supermarkets nationwide between June and August for about $18. Both stores are owned by The Kroger Co., which is based in Cincinnati.

The recalled sweatshirts have a front zipper and were made in Pakistan by Mira Loma, California-based Active Apparel. They come in black, green, royal blue, red and turquoise and were sold in boys' size small and medium.

Customers should take the sweatshirt away from children immediately, the CPSC said. They can either remove the drawstring or return the sweatshirt to the store they purchased it from for a full refund and a $10 gift card.

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CPSC recall information: http://1.usa.gov/ZojxhX