Buffalo Import & Trading Co. recalls Montania Mountain children's jackets with drawstrings in the hood area and around the waist

Starting date:
May 11, 2016
Posting date:
May 11, 2016
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-58264

Affected products

Montania Mountain children’s jackets with hood

Product description

This recall involves the Montania Mountain children’s jackets with hood. The drawstrings are found at the front, in the hood area and the waist area of the garment.

The collar label says ‘Kids Montania Mountain’. The lateral tag says CA51354, 100% Acrylic. Sold in sizes 2-6.

Hazard identified

Health Canada’s 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 Buffalo Import & Trading Co. nor Health Canada has received reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 1624 units of Montania Mountain children’s jackets were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from June 2013 to April 19, 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Ecuador.

Companies

Distributor
Buffalo Import & Trading Co.
Athabasca
Alberta
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets 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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.