Surprise text inside socks leads to recall

SEATTLE – Some Washington State University Cougar fans may not even have noticed the secret when they opened their new socks on Christmas morning.

A batch of the socks proudly sports the school logo. The tall socks then display the word “Cougars” in a Christmas-y print of crimson, white and gray.

But it’s what is printed underneath that crosses the line: it’s a cheer for their rivals! “GO DAWGS” it says.


The Strideline socks sold at Bartell Drugs for $18 have been recalled:

At least some — possibly all — of our stock has “Go Dawgs” printed on the inside cuff of the socks. Customers with an affected pair may return them regardless of the wear condition of the socks for a full refund.

The Seattle Times reports that 245 pairs of the socks — which were created specifically for Bartell’s — were sold.

Now one question remains — do the Washington Huskies socks say GO COUGS on the inside?