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Just Brands Apparel Inc. Recalls Boys Hooded Sweatshirts with Drawstrings

Starting date:
February 5, 2014
Posting date:
February 5, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Strangulation Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Matrix Boys Raymond Hooded Sweatshirt with Hood Drawstrings

Product description

This recall involves Matrix boys Raymond hooded sweatshirts with hood drawstrings. The sweatshirts are 100% cotton and are coloured either red or blue.

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 vehicle, the child being dragged.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

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 2,236 hooded sweatshirts were sold at l'Aubainerie stores.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from May 2013 to January 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Just Brands Apparel Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the hooded sweatshirt to eliminate the hazard.

For more information, consumers may contact Just Brands Apparel Inc. at 1-514-388-2727, ext. 22 or via email.

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.