Drawstrings Safety Information

There continues to be a large number of national recalls of children's drawstring clothing. National voluntary drawstring guidelines focus on preventing injury from long drawstrings at the neck of children's garments. New York State General Business Law, Section 391-b(2) which is stricter than the national guidelines, prohibits the sale of any children’s clothing from size 2-T to 16 that includes a drawstring at the neck, at the bottom opening of an upper body garment or at the waist of a lower body garment. This resource is provided to support industry compliance and help consumers make informed choices when purchasing children’s drawstring clothing.


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