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Siblings recalls children's upper outerwear with drawstrings

Starting date:
February 4, 2014
Posting date:
February 4, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Strangulation Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

SIBLINGS: 1) Boys- Athletic Top, Knit Top, Onezie, Jacket, Sweater 2) Girls-Printed Athletic Top and Solid Athletic Top

Product description

This recall involves the following Siblings products:
Product Name Vendor style number
SIBLING BOYS ATHLETIC TOP 06-10-142b 06-10c-695
06-10-547b 06-10c-1039
06-10-549b 06-10c-A248
06-10c-142 06-10C-A259
06-10C-150 06-10r-188
06-10C-151 06-96-149
06-10c-153 06-96-158
06-10c-155 06-96-158b
06-10c-157 06-96-546b
06-10c-257 06-96-A250
06-10C-329 06-96-b366
06-10c-365b 06-96r-568b
06-10c-420b 06-103-A91k
06-10c-421b 06-107-184
06-10c-694 06-108-258
SIBLING BOYS JACKET 40-6223 60-sam
40-6223b 61-7014
40-9139 61-7015
40-9139b 61-7017
60-6249 91-9144
SIBLING BOYS SWEATER 85-24-048 85-4426-1214
SIBLING BOYS ONEZIE 37-008-261 37-008-394b
37-008-262 37-008-395b
37-008-295 37-008-396b
37-008-379b 37-008-397b
37-008-392b 37-008-398b
SIBLING BOYS KNIT TOP 09-100-182 94-43-466b
09-100-182b 94-43-a235
09-119-504b 94-43-a236
09-120-503b 94-43-a240
09-43-300 94-43-a243
K06-517R8 K06-551KR2
K06-517R8-K K06-551R
K06-538SOLID K06-551R2
K06-546 K06-557


K06-538AH33 K06-583AH50
K06-538AH43 K06-583AH52
K06-538AH44 K06-583AH53
K06-538AH45 K06-583AH54
K06-538AH46 K06-583AH55
K06-538MH14 K06-583AH56
K06-538MH15 K06-583-AH57
K06-538MH17 K35-04R


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 a vehicle, the child being dragged.

Neither Siblings nor Health Canada has received reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

For more information on the hazards related to drawstrings on children's upper outerwear and 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 25000 of the recalled products were sold per year since 2011 at Siblings and Urban Kid stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 1996 to Dec 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China, Pakistan and Bangladesh.


YM Inc./ Siblings

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the hoodies to eliminate the hazard.

For additional information, consumers may contact Siblings toll-free at 1-416-789-1071 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST Monday through Friday or visit the Siblings 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.