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VIJA Design recalls Chimparoo Versatile cardi-wraps

Starting date:
July 7, 2014
Posting date:
July 7, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Fall Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-40267

Affected products

Chimparoo Versatile cardi-wraps

Product description

This recall involves long-sleeved and short-sleeved cardi-wraps. The cardi-wrap is made from organic 95% cotton and 5% spandex jersey, and can be worn skin-to-skin or over clothing in many ways. The product is available in four different colours (grey, dark red, natural, black); however, only the black cardi-wrap is affected by this recall. The cardi-wrap turns into a “hands-free” baby carrier when a cummerbund is worn over it.

Hazard identified

The black fabric used to manufacture the cardi-wraps exhibits premature deterioration. It has been observed that after two years of use, the fabric may tear easily when moderate pressure is applied with a sharp object, making the product less safe for skin-to-skin use with a baby. The child could fall if the supporting fabric tears.

Neither VIJA design INC. nor Health Canada has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these products in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 200 units of the recalled product were sold at various stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled product was sold from September 2010 to March 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.

Companies

Manufacturer
VIJA design Inc.
Boucherville
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using this product and contact the company by email or by telephone at 1-855-289-5343 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday to exchange it for a non-defective similar product made from natural (beige) organic fabric.

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.