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Joshua Perets Group Inc. recalls children's upper outerwear with drawstrings from their “Joshua” junior collection

Starting date:
April 14, 2014
Posting date:
April 14, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Strangulation Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Children's hoodies and jackets from the “Joshua” junior collection with hood/neck drawstrings

Product description

This recall involves children's upper outerwear hoodies and jackets from the junior "Joshua" collection with hood/neck drawstrings. Only images of some of the products are shown:
Description Style number Colour
Padded jacket GF11-E215 135 FUCHSIA
Padded jacket GF11-E215 501 BLACK
Padded jacket GF11-E240 237 JADE
Padded jacket GF11-E240 501 BLACK
Padded jacket GF11-E240 513 BLACK MIX
Padded jacket GS12-D207 124 PINK MIX
Padded jacket GS12-D207 508 BLACK MIX
Padded jacket GS12-E210 503 WHITE
Padded jacket GS12-E210 528 CHARCOAL
Padded jacket GS12-D203 309 BLUE
Padded jacket GS12-D203 501 BLACK
Padded jacket GF12-FF200 132 NEON PINK
Padded jacket GF12-FF200 503 WHITE
Padded jacket GF12-FL209 379 AQUA
Padded jacket GF12-FL209 501 BLACK
Padded jacket GF12-FL203 209 JADE
Padded jacket GF12-FL203 501 BLACK
Padded jacket GS12-E203 556 CHARCOAL MIX
Padded jacket GS12-E203 734 PURPLE
Padded jacket GF12-FL207 501 BLACK
Padded jacket GF12-FL207 713 PURPLE
Padded jacket GF13-FL207 501 BLACK
Padded jacket GF13-FL207 512 CHARCOAL
Padded jacket GF13-FL210 134 FUCHSHIA
Padded jacket GF13-FL210 809 OFF WHITE
Padded jacket GF13-FF201 162 FUCHSIA
Padded jacket GF13-FF201 804 OFF WHITE
Padded jacket GF13-JS206 567 GREY MIX
Padded jacket GF13-JS206 751 PURPLE
Padded jacket GF13-FLB0402 514 GREY
Sweatshirt GS14-BRIE 168 PINK
Sweatshirt GS14-BRIE 337 TEAL
Sweatshirt GS14-BRIE 371 TURQUOISE
Sweatshirt GS14-BRIE 404 YELLOW
Sweatshirt GS14-BRIE 541 CHARCOAL
Sweatshirt GS14-BRIE 713 PURPLE
Sweatshirt GS14-TIRAMISU 248 MINT MIX
Sweatshirt GS14-TIRAMISU 365 NAVY
Sweatshirt GS14-TIRAMISU 634 ORANGE
Padded jacket GS14-TOMATO 258 GREEN
Padded jacket GS14-TOMATO 514 CHARCOAL
Padded jacket GF13-FL208 145 BURGUNDY
Padded jacket GF13-FL208 247 KHAKI
Padded jacket GF13-FL208 501 BLACK
Padded jacket GF13-FL208 510 GREY MIX
Padded jacket GS14-TRUFFLE 365 NAVY
Padded jacket GS14-TRUFFLE 501 BLACK
Padded jacket GS14-TRUFFLE 548 GREY MIX
Padded jacket GS14-TRUFFLE 629 BURGUNDY

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 Joshua Perets Group Inc. nor Health Canada has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

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

An unknown number of the recalled products were sold in Joshua Perets stores in Quebec and Ontario.

Time period sold

The products were sold from December 2011 to March 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Groupe Joshua Perets Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard.

For more information, consumers may contact Joshua Perets Group Inc. at 1-514-382-7733 or visit Joshua Peret's 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.