Recalls this week include hooded sweatshirts, sneakers, lawn movers and scarves

Markets Associated Press

Separate brands of children's hooded sweatshirts that pose a strangulation hazard and children's sneakers with a piece that poses a choking hazard are among this week's recalled consumer products. Other recalled products include lawn mowers and women's scarves.

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DETAILS: Boys Fission zipper hooded sweatshirts made of 100 percent cotton. The recalled sweatshirts were sold in boys sizes small (size 8-10) and medium (size 12-14). The size can be found on the label that is sewn into the seam of the neck area. There is also a white label sewn into the lower left seam inside the garment. On the label, it states Karachi Pakistan, Active Apparel, has the manufacture date "MAY, 2014," and batch number 61271,159. They were sold at Fred Myer and Kroger stores nationwide from June through August.

WHY: The sweatshirts have drawstrings around the neck area which pose a strangulation hazard to children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

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HOW MANY: About 7,800.

FOR MORE: Call Active Apparel at 844-861-5308 from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit and click on the Recall tab located at the top of the home page.


DETAILS: Pure Baby Organic boy's hoodie made of 100 percent cotton. The recalled hoodies were sold in toddler boy's sizes 2t to boy's size 3. There is a white label sewn into the neckline that has the name Purebaby on it. There is also a label underneath it that has the size printed on it and states Made in India. A label with style number PB1613.B12 is sewn into an inside side seam of the garment under the washing instruction label. They were sold at children's boutiques nationwide and other stores such as Elephant Ears, Pumpkinheads, Sprouts and online at from January through August.

WHY: The sweaters have a drawstring around the neck area which poses a strangulation hazard to children.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 60.

FOR MORE: Call Chantique's Corp. collect at (213) 629-3222 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PT, Monday through Friday or send email to for more information.


DETAILS: First Impressions high-top, soft-soled sneakers for infants. The recalled shoes have blue denim soles and uppers, brown canvas tongues, tan shoe laces and white polyurethane toes. The shoes came in sizes 0, 1, 2 and 3. Style number 42090 is on a cloth tag inside of the shoe. They were sold at Macy's stores nationwide from February to August.

WHY: A small metal eyelet can detach from the inside of the sneaker, posing a choking hazard to infants.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 5,300.

FOR MORE: Call Trimfoot at 800-325-6116 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or visit, then click on Recall on left side of the page for more information.


DETAILS: Koala Baby girl's plastic sandals with butterfly wings attached to the toes with rhinestones and hard or soft cork-type soles. Sandal colors include white or combination pink, gold and blue. They were sold in baby sizes 0 to 3 and girl's sizes 2 to 10. "Koala Baby" and the size are printed on the soles. White soft-soled sandals have model number GNL 43633BR and item number 795267 printed on a tag sewn into the sandal's ankle strap. White hard-soled sandals have model number GNL 43706BR and item number 795313. Combination pink, gold and blue soft-soled sandals have model number GNL 43634BR and item number 795275. Combination pink, gold and blue hard-soled sandals have GNM 41761BR and item number 845795. They were sold at Toys R Us and Babies R Us stores nationwide and online at and from February through September.

WHY: The butterfly wings on the children's sandals can rip and detach, posing a choking hazard to young children.

INCIDENTS: Toys R Us has received a report from a consumer who found a piece of the shoe's butterfly wings in their child's mouth. No injuries have been reported.

HOW MANY: About 19,000.

FOR MORE: Call Toys R Us at (800) 869-7787 or go online at and click on Product Recalls for more information.


DETAILS: Craftsman 3-in-1 high-wheel, gas-powered, push mowers equipped with Honda GCV160 engines and a 21-inch deck. The Craftsman logo and "GCV 160" are on the top front of the engine shroud. "Honda" is on the top of the pull cord housing cover. The Craftsman logo is also stamped into the rear discharge chute cover and printed on the sides of the clipping bag. "Dust Blocker" and "EZ Empty Bag" are printed on the top of the clipping bag. The first six numerals of the serial number are the manufacture date in the MMDDYY format. The recalled mowers were made between April and June 2014. The serial number and model number 384531 are on the data plate on the rear of the mowing deck. They were sold at Orchard Supply Hardware stores from June to July.

WHY: The engine control/bail lever on the handle can fail, allowing the engine to run and the blades to rotate, posing an injury hazard to consumers.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 700.

FOR MORE: Call Husqvarna at 877-257-6921 Monday to Friday between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. ET.


DETAILS: Zazou women's sheer 100 percent silk scarves. They were sold in 20 different solid colors including black, burgundy, celery, chili red, coral, espresso, fuchsia, grey, indigo, iris blue, mist blue, olive, peacock, periwinkle, pink, purple, ruby, sea foam and white. The scarves measure 72 inches long by 20 inches wide. Zazou Luxe is printed on a tag sewn into the side seam of the scarf. They were sold at specialty boutiques nationwide and online at and other websites from August 2012 through August 2014.

WHY: The scarves fail to meet the federal flammability standard for wearing apparel and pose a risk of burn injury to consumers.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 3,800.

FOR MORE: Call Zazou Scarves at 800-472-2783 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, visit and click on "Recall" for more information or send email to the firm at


DETAILS: The FLEX-ING FLEX-ON hardwall curb hose is 1 inch in diameter ranging in lengths from 9 inches to 100 feet, including various made-to-order lengths, with fixed and swivel fittings. The product is used in conjunction with the gas station nozzle to dispense or transfer refined fuels such as gasoline, diesel, ethanol blends and biodiesel blends. The recalled hoses come in black, green, blue, yellow or red. A date code of M1014 through M3014 in WWYY format is on the fitting with model numbers starting with FLHFR3XX XXX or FLXHW3XX XXX. On the products with a fixed fitting, the model number is on a label on the crimp ferrule. On products with a swivel fitting, the model number can be found on the label of the box in which it was shipped. "FLEX-ING FLEX-ON" or "FLEXSTEEL FUTURA" are printed on the hoses. They were sold at distributors, contractors and gasoline stations nationwide from March through July.

WHY: The crimp on the fuel hose can loosen, causing fuel to leak, posing a fire and explosion hazard.

INCIDENTS: None reported.

HOW MANY: About 6,700.

FOR MORE: Call Franklin Fueling Systems at 800-225-9787 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit and click on "FLEX-ON Recall" for more information.