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FGL Sports, Ltd. recalls Children's Upper Outerwear Hoodies and Jackets

Starting date:
February 24, 2014
Posting date:
February 24, 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-38085

Affected products

Children's Upper Outerwear Hoodies and Jackets

Product description

Various children's and youth's upper outerwear hoodies and jackets with drawstrings in the hood/neck area. Sample pictures showing hood/neck drawstrings are attached, other products are also involved.

Hazard identified

FGL Sports, Ltd. is voluntarily issuing this recall to consumers who have purchased children and youth upper outerwear hoodies and jackets with a drawstring located in the hood/neck area.

FGL Sports, Ltd. is issuing this voluntary recall as Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that drawstrings located in the hood/neck area poses a strangulation hazard to children. 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 FGL Sports, Ltd. nor Health Canada has received any reports of consumer 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’.

Number sold

An unknown number of the recalled products were sold at Sport Chek, Sports Experts, National Sports and Intersport stores.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from 2011 to February, 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
FGL Sports Ltd.
Laval
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the hood/neck area to eliminate the hazard.

For additional information, consumers may contact FGL Sports Ltd. at 1-450-687-5200 EXT 2058 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday.

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.