Top retailer Wal-Mart has recalled 14,000 children's cardigans because they pose a strangulation hazard.

The Minnie Mouse girls' cardigans, which came as part of a three-piece set, feature a ribbon woven around the neckline which could strangle a child if the cardigan is buttoned.

The Chinese-made sets were sold exclusively at Wal-Mart stores in July and August this year.

No incidents or injuries have yet been reported said The US Consumer Product Safety Commission, which helped issue the recall.

It is the second product Wal-Mart has recalled today. It has also asked shoppers to stop using a wooden footstool because of the risk of collapse.