BRP recalls Ski-Doo® and Can-Am® Children Hoodies

Starting date:
December 19, 2014
Posting date:
December 19, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Strangulation Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-42975

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and BRP

Affected products

Children's sweatshirt from ages 2 to 12 identified by the brand Ski-Doo and Can-Am, in different models and colours

Product description

Children's sweatshirts from ages 2 to 12 identified by the brand Ski-Doo or Can-Am, in different models and colours. Style number is written on the care label inside of the sweatshirt.

The recalled Style codes are listed below:
Description Syle
Can-Am BOY HOODIE TEEN 286485
Ski-Doo PULL CAMP TRAINING CAMP  SWEATSHIRT 453215
Ski-Doo PULL GRAFFITI HOODED SWEATSHIRT 453265
Ski-Doo TEEN X-TEAM HOODED SWEATSHIRT 453320
Ski-Doo KIDS LODGE SWEATSHIRT 453321
Ski-Doo TEEN HEADLINE HOODED SWEATSHIRT 453375
Ski-Doo KIDS HONEYCOMB HOODIE 453376
Ski-Doo TEEN CHECKERS HOODIE 453464
Ski-Doo TEEN HOODIE 453618, 453658, 453707, 453708
Ski-Doo TEEN HOODIE GIRL 453660
Ski-Doo TEEN OVERSIZE HOODIE 453661

 

Hazard identified

Health Canada has determined that hoodies with drawstrings around the neck area pose a strangulation hazard to children. Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children.

Neither BRP nor Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 5093 recalled products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from August 2007 to December 2014 in Canada.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
BRP
Valcourt
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the sweatshirt hood or neck by pulling on it to eliminate the hazard.

For more information, consumers can contact BRP by telephone at 1-888-272-9222 from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET on Monday to Friday.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission'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.