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Bochi Brothers recalls Simon Chang children's raincoats with neck drawstrings

Starting date:
June 19, 2014
Posting date:
June 19, 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-40085

Affected products

Simon Chang children's packable raincoats with neck drawstrings style number SCU62-760-81

Product description

Simon Chang children's unisex hooded raincoats with neck drawstrings available in colors blue, green and red. The raincoats are made of 100% PVC, have a side pocket with a reflective strip and are closed at the front with snaps.

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 Bochi Brothers nor Health Canada has received reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 2376 raincoats were sold at various retail locations across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from February 2014 to May 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Bochi Brothers
Montreal
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

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

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.