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Groupe Sarah Inc. - Oxygen recalls hoodies and jackets for children

Starting date:
March 21, 2014
Posting date:
March 21, 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-38451

Affected products

OXYGEN brand hoodies and jackets for children

Product description

This recall involves children's upper outerwear hoodies and jackets with hood/neck drawstrings. Images of the drawstrings are shown. Other products are also involved:
Description - Product Style Number
KNIT w101-283-k
FLEECE JACKET FF10-424K
FLEECE JACKET FF10-428K
FLEECE JACKET FF10-431K
PULLOVER FF10-421K
FLEECE JACKET X-02-13672 
FLEECE JACKET X-02-13666

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 a vehicle, the child being dragged.

Neither Groupe Sarah Inc./Oxygen nor Health Canada has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

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 8,000 of the recalled products were sold in CLEMENT stores and at L'AUBAINERIE.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from June 2011 to January 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Groupe SarahInc.
Montreal
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard.

For more information, consumers may contact Groupe Sarah Inc./Oxygen at 1-514-389-2241.

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.