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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
- Children's Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Strangulation Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Children's fleece jackets with drawstrings at the neck and waist
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.
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’.
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.
Les mini parallèles
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.