Drawstrings Pose Hidden Risk to Tennessee Children

By | Product Liability

With spring now here, many Tennessee children have traded in their heavy coats in favor of windbreakers and hooded sweatshirts. However, parents might not realize that these kid-favorite garments can pose hidden dangers. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission recently issued a warning reminding parents that seemingly innocuous-looking drawstrings can turn children’s garments into dangerous and defective products. Drawstrings, especially those with toggles or decorations on the end, can easily get caught in playground equipment and car doors. This can lead to entrapment, strangulation, dragging accidents and other serious personal injuries. Even worse, CPSC knows of at least 26 incidents…

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