Drawstrings on jackets, sweatshirts and other clothing items pose a danger to your child.
They can become snagged on school bus handrails or doors, on playground equipment, on escalators or other mechanical equipment. Incidents of snagged drawstrings or toggles have resulted in injuries and even deaths.
We don't want this to happen to any of our passengers.
Information campaigns by the national Safety Council, the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission have caused many clothing manufacturers to eliminate drawstrings from their clothing. But some still remain. We at Laidlaw, in conjunction with your school officials, urge you to inspect all of your children's existing clothing and eliminate these hazards whenever possible.
The simplest solution is to either remove or cut all drawstrings from the clothing.