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Les mini parallèles recalls children's fleece jackets with drawstrings

Starting date:
June 9, 2014
Posting date:
June 9, 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-39895

Affected products

Children's fleece jackets with drawstrings at the neck and waist

Product description

This recall involves children’s fleece jackets, with hoods, sold as a two-piece set with pants (model 331). These children's jackets have a fleece lining and drawstrings at the neck and waist. In addition, there is a brand label marked “mini parallèles” at the bottom of the jacket.

They are sold in different sizes, colours and patterns.

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 Les mini parallèles nor Health Canada has received any 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 71 jackets in two-piece sets were sold in Canada at various shows in Quebec (Plein-Art, the Salon des métiers d'art de Québec and the Salon des métiers d'art de Montréal).

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from August 1 to 12, 2013, at Plein-Art, the Salon des métiers d'art de Québec and from December 4 to 20 at the Salon des métiers d’art de Montréal.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.

Companies

Manufacturer
Les mini parallèles
St-Michel
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 Les mini parallèles at 1-450-454-3356.

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.