FXR Factory Racing Inc. recalls children's outerwear with hood and/or neck drawstrings

Starting date:
February 14, 2014
Posting date:
February 14, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Strangulation Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-37991

Affected products

FXR Factory Racing Inc. brand children's upper outerwear with hood and/or neck drawstrings

Product description

This recall involves various FXR Factory Racing Inc. children's and youth jackets, softshells, and fleece outerwear in a variety of colours with the following styles:
Item number Item Name Item Description Collection
9046 9 Ch Blizzard Jkt Children's Jacket 2009
9032 9 Ch Cold Cross Jkt Children's Jacket 2009
9047 9 Yth Blizzard Jkt Youth Jacket 2009
9044 9 Ch Backshift Jkt Children's Jacket 2010
9029 9 Ch Ignitor Jkt Children's Jacket 2010
9137 9 Ch One Piece Suit Children's One piece Suit 2010
9138 9 Yth One Piece Suit Youth One piece Suit 2010
9082 Ch Backshift Flotex Jkt Children's Jacket 2010
1503 Child FXR 1 Piece Suit Children's One piece Suit 2010
1401 Child Helix Race Jacket Children's Jacket 2011
2404 Ch Helix Attack Jkt Children's Jacket 2011
2402 Ch Helix Race Jkt Children's Jacket 2012
1405 Child Curvry Jacket Children's Jacket 2012
1407 Child FXR Squadron Jacket Children's Jacket 2012
2400 Y Helix Attack Jkt Youth Jacket 2012
2403 Y Helix Race Jkt Youth Jacket 2012
1406 Yth Curvy Jacket Youth Jacket 2012
1404 Yth FXR Squadron Jacket Youth Jacket 2012
13301 Yth Squadron Jacket Youth Jacket 2013
13305 13 Ch Helix Attack Jacket Children's Jacket 2013
13310 13 Ch Helix Race Jacket Children's Jacket 2013
13306 13 Yth Helix Attack Jacket Youth Jacket 2013
13311 13 Yth Helix Race Jacket Youth Jacket 2013
13322 Ch Chase Softshell Hoodie Children's Softshell Jacket 2013
13315 Ch Curvy Jacket Children's Jacket 2013
13320 Ch Phase Softshell Hoodie Children's Softshell Jacket 2013
13300 Ch Squadron Jacket Children's Jacket 2013
13316 Youth Curvy Jacket Youth Jacket 2013
13323 Yth Chase Softshell Hoodie Youth Softshell Jacket 2013
13881 Yth Drift Hoodie Youth Fleece Jacket 2013
13883 Yth Fracture Hoodie Youth Softshell Jacket 2013
13885 Yth Phantasy Hoodie Youth Fleece Jacket 2013
13321 Yth Phase Softshell Hoodie Youth Fleece Jacket 2013
13887 Yth Sophia Hoodie Youth Fleece Jacket 2013
14315 C 14 Curvy Jacket Children's Jacket 2014
14305 C 14 Helix Jacket Children's Jacket 2014
14300 C 14 Squadron Jacket Children's Jacket 2014
14316 Y 14 Curvy Jacket Youth Jacket 2014
14306 Y 14 Helix Jacket Youth Jacket 2014
14301 Y 14 Squadron Jacket Youth Jacket 2014
14331 Y Highland Softshell Hoodie Youth Softshell Jacket 2014
14330 Y Peak Softshell Jacket Youth Softshell Jacket 2014

Hazard identified

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 vehicles, the child being dragged.

Neither Health Canada nor FXR Factory Racing Inc. have received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

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 34,357 recalled items were distributed in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled items were sold from August 2008 to January 2014 at FXR Factory Racing stores and authorized dealers across Canada.

Place of origin

The recalled items were manufactured in China and Vietnam.

Companies

Distributor
FXR Factory Racing Inc.
Oak Bluff
Manitoba
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the garment to eliminate the hazard.

For more information, consumers may contact FXR Factory Racing Inc. at FXR's website or toll free at 1-877-999-9798 Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. CST.

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.