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Mountain Equipment Co-op Recalls Youth Jackets with Drawstrings

Starting date:
January 10, 2014
Posting date:
January 10, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Strangulation Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Various Youth Jackets with Drawstrings

Product description

This recall involves various youth jackets with the following product numbers:
Model Name Product Number
Watershed Jacket 5027-855
Aquanator Jacket 5029-177, 5029-178, 5024-092
Freefall Jacket 5029-180
Apres Ski Parka 5029-182
Neve Down Jacket 5029-183
Neve Vest 5029-184

Hazard identified

The recalled jackets have drawstrings at the neck, which pose a strangulation hazard to children.

Neither Mountain Equipment Co-op nor Health Canada has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these jackets.

For more information on the hazards related to drawstrings on children's upper 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’.

Number sold

Approximately 11,729 jackets were sold at Mountain Equipment Co-op locations across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled jackets were sold from January 2012 to August 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Mountain Equipment Co-op
British Columbia

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the jacket to eliminate the hazard.

For more information, consumers may contact Mountain Equipment Co-op by email or call 1-888-847-0770 Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. PST and Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST.

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.