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No Excess Inc. recalls Relakz brand children's upper outerwear with drawstrings

Starting date:
January 30, 2014
Posting date:
January 30, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Strangulation Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Relakz brand children's outerwear with neck or waist drawstring

Product description

This recall involves the following products:
Product description Colour Style number
Long-sleeved, high-neck fleece sweatshirt with neck drawstring pink leopard pattern 428028G
Striped long-sleeved, hooded fleece sweatshirt with neck drawstring pink and mauve striped with a dog printed on it 428019KG
black and white striped with a dog printed on it
Short-sleeved, hooded, tunic-length fleece sweatshirt with a decorative cord in the hood and a waist drawstring aqua blue (turquoise) with the word 'HI' printed on it 427025G
grey with the word 'HI' printed on it

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 vehicles, in the child being dragged.

Neither Health Canada nor No Excess Inc. has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

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

3,562 recalled sweatshirts were sold at L'Aubainerie stores.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold between July 2013 and January 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


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What you should do

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

For more information, consumers may contact No Excess Inc. at 1-514-385-0636.

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.