Barbados-based Gildan Activewear has recalled 114,000 youths' hooded sweatshirts with drawstrings due to a possible strangulation hazard, according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

The sweatshirts, which retailed between US$13 and $20, have been found to pose a strangulation hazard to children.

The commission added that consumers should stop using recalled products immediately.

It follows CPSC's guidelines to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist by drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts, made in February 1996.
 
No injuries or incidents have yet been reported from wearing the fleece sweatshirts, which were sold in youth sizes extra small to extra large and manufactured in 12 different colours.