Grenfell Handicrafts Recalls Children's Upper Outerwear with Drawstrings

Starting date:
January 8, 2014
Posting date:
January 8, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Strangulation Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Grenfell Handicrafts Children's Upper Outerwear with Drawstrings

Product description

This recall involves the following Grenfell Handicrafts products:
Grenfell Handicraft product Drawstring location
Infant Splash suit Drawstring at hood and waist
Infant/Toddler Snowsuit Drawstring in hood
Children's Parka Drawstring in hood

All products can be identified with the Grenfell Handicrafts label.

Hazard identified

Drawstrings on children's upper outerwear can become caught on playground equipment, fences or other objects and result in strangulation, or in the case of a vehicle, the child being dragged.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

For more information on the hazards related to drawstrings on children's upper outerwear and for tips to help consumers eliminate these hazards, see Health Canada's: ‘Is Your Child Safe’, ‘Industry Guide to Second-hand Products’, and ‘Children's Sleepwear: Flammability Requirement Guidelines’.

Number sold

Approximately 70 products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from April 2012 until December 2013 through on-line sales and the Grenfell Handicrafts gift shop.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.


Grenfell Handicrafts
St. Anthony
Newfoundland and Labrador

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What you should do

Consumers should remove the drawstrings from the clothing immediately.

Consumers may contact Grenfell Handicrafts at 1-709-454-3576 from 8:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m NST Monday through Saturday or by visiting the firm's website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.