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Siblings recalls children's upper outerwear with drawstrings
- Starting date:
- February 4, 2014
- Posting date:
- February 4, 2014
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Children's Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Strangulation Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
SIBLINGS: 1) Boys- Athletic Top, Knit Top, Onezie, Jacket, Sweater 2) Girls-Printed Athletic Top and Solid Athletic Top
|Product Name||Vendor style number|
|SIBLING BOYS ATHLETIC TOP||06-10-142b||06-10c-695|
|SIBLING BOYS JACKET||40-6223||60-sam|
|SIBLING BOYS SWEATER||85-24-048||85-4426-1214|
|SIBLING BOYS ONEZIE||37-008-261||37-008-394b|
|SIBLING BOYS KNIT TOP||09-100-182||94-43-466b|
|SIBLINGS GIRLS SOLID ATHLETIC TOP||K06-517R7||K06-551KR|
SIBLINGS GIRLS PRINTED ATHLETIC TOP
Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that 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.
Neither Siblings nor Health Canada has received reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.
For more information on the hazards related to drawstrings on children's upper outerwear and 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’.
Approximately 25000 of the recalled products were sold per year since 2011 at Siblings and Urban Kid stores across Canada.
Time period sold
The recalled products were sold from January 1996 to Dec 2013.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China, Pakistan and Bangladesh.
YM Inc./ Siblings
What you should do
Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the hoodies to eliminate the hazard.
For additional information, consumers may contact Siblings toll-free at 1-416-789-1071 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit the Siblings 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.
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