MEXX Canada Co. recalls Children's Winter Jackets with attached Flashlight

Starting date:
December 11, 2014
Posting date:
December 11, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Chemical Hazard, Choking Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-42883

Affected products

Flashlight attached to MEXX Children's Winter Jackets

Product description

This recall involves the flashlight that comes attached to the Mexx Winter Jackets sold in sizes 2 through 12.

The winter jackets can be identified by styles codes:
K1HCO015 K1HHO024 K1HHO019
K1HCO016 K1ICO008 K1HHO020
K1HCO017 K1ICO009 K1HHO021
K1HCO018 K1ICO010 K1ICO014
K1IHO015 K1JCO004 K1ICO016
K1IHO017

 

Hazard identified

The batteries of the flashlight can easily be removed by kids and present both a chemical hazard and choking hazard.

MEXX has not received any incident report related to the use of these products.

Health Canada has received one consumer report of a choking incident in Canada. The child had to be taken to the hospital for medical treatment.

Number sold

Approximately 15,092 units of the recalled product were sold in Canada at the retail stores and online.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from July 28, 2014 until December 4, 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Mexx Canada Co.
Montreal
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the flashlight and remove it from the jackets.  Mexx has identified that the Jackets without the flashlights, are still safe to wear. Consumers should discard the flashlights and safely dispose of the batteries at a battery recuperation center.  

For more information, consumers may contact Mexx by phone at 1-800-565-6399 or visit the Mexx 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.