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RMP Athletic Locker recalls Children's Upper Outerwear with Drawstrings

Starting date:
June 2, 2014
Posting date:
June 2, 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-38645

Affected products

Various Children's Upper Outerwear with Drawstrings

Product description

This recall involves various children's upper outerwear with drawstrings.

The following styles in various colours are included in the recall:
Brand Description Style
Brooks Youth Poly P/O Hood (Small and Medium Sizes) MS673Y
RPZN Solid Fleece Hoodies - 2T-6X 95862
RPZN Hammerhead Hoodies - Small & Medium Youth Sizes 75861
RPZN Solid Fleece Hoodies - Small and Medium Youth Sizes 75862
RPZN Hooligan Jacket - Small and Medium Youth Sizes 78938
RPZN Charger Jacket - Small and Medium Youth Sizes 78968
RPZN Dominator Jacket - Small and Medium Youth Sizes 78961
RPZN Limelight Jacket - Small and Medium Youth Sizes 78963
RPZN Mob Boss Jacket - Small and Medium Youth Sizes 78937
RPZN Shadow Jacket - Small and Medium Youth Sizes 78967
RPZN Standard Jacket - Small and Medium Youth Sizes 78964
RPZN Stellar Jacket - Small and Medium Youth Sizes 78965
RPZN Switchback Jacket - Small and Medium Youth Sizes 78966
PWDR ROOM Downtown Rider Length Jacket - Small and Medium Youth Sizes 88966
PWDR ROOM Gilly Dot Jacket - Small and Medium Youth Sizes 88975
PWDR ROOM Glitter Popover - Small and Medium Youth Sizes 88977
PWDR ROOM Gold Jacket - Small and Medium Youth Sizes 88963
PWDR ROOM Golden Jacket - Small and Medium Youth Sizes 88976
PWDR ROOM Pawn Jacket - Small and Medium Youth Sizes 88964
PWDR ROOM Vacant Jacket - Small and Medium Youth Sizes 88984

 

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 RMP Athletic Locker nor Health Canada has received reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these recalled hoodies and jackets.

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

Approximately 3,003 of the recalled hoodies and jackets were sold at RMP Athletic Locker and various retailers across Canada.

Time period sold

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

Place of origin

Manufactured in Bangladesh, Cambodia and China.

Companies

Distributor
RMP Athletic Locker Ltd.
Mississauga
Ontario
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 RMP Athletic Locker, toll-free at 1-800-668-5480 between 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit RPZN's website or ROOM’s 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.