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JCorp Inc., Frenchies Division, recalls children's clothing with neck drawstring

Starting date:
February 11, 2014
Posting date:
February 11, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Strangulation Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Children's clothing with neck drawstrings sold exclusively at L'Aubainerie stores under the brand names Best Friends Forever, Billy Arcade, Fiston, Il était une fois, Moonwalk, Surin and Voltige

Product description

This recall involves the following products:
Brand Product description Model number
Best Friends Forever Girl's hooded jacket 9XY949-22BF
Girl's hooded jacket 9XW475-22BF
Girl's hooded jacket 9XX584-22BF
Girl's hooded jacket 9XAA367-22BF
Girl's hooded jacket 9XT368-22BF
Girl's hooded jacket 9XT449-22BF
Hooded dress 9XV162-22BF
Hooded dress 9XV192-22BF
Girl's hooded jacket 9XS759-22BF
Girl's high collar jacket 9XR948-22BF
Girl's hooded jacket 9XR963-22BF
Girl's hooded jacket 9XS722-22BF
Billy Arcade Boy's hooded jacket 6XW731-22BA
Boy's hooded jacket 6XW734-22BA
Boy's hooded jacket 6XW872-22BA
Boy's hooded jacket 6XS305-22BA
Fiston Boy's hooded jacket 3XY141-22FT
Il était une fois Girl's hooded jacket 3XZ563-22IL
Girl's hooded jacket 3XS378-22IL
Moonwalk Boy's hooded jacket 6XX757-22MW
Boy's hooded shirt 6XV153-22MW
Boy's hooded jacket 6XS922-22MW
Surin Boy's hooded jacket 6XZ006-22SUR
Boy's hooded jacket 6XY057-22SUR
Boy's hooded jacket 6XY527-22SUR
Boy's hooded jacket 6XT334-22SUR
Voltige Boy's hooded coat 6XZ494-22VO
Boy's hooded jacket 6XZ726-22VO
Boy's hooded jacket 6XZ727-22VO
Girl's hooded jacket 9XZ743-22VO

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that drawstrings on children's outerwear can become caught on playground equipment, fences or other objects and result in strangulation, or in the case of vehicles, in the child being dragged.

No reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product have been received by JCorp Inc., L'Aubainerie or Health Canada.

For more information on the hazards related to drawstrings on children's 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 47,400 units of the recalled products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 2011 to January 2014 at L'Aubainerie stores.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


JCorp Inc., Division Frenchies

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the garments to eliminate the hazard.  For more information, consumers may contact Elisabeth Bouchard, JCorp Inc., at 1-514-384-3872.

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.