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JW Crawford Inc. recalls Kids Rain Ponchos

Starting date:
November 27, 2017
Posting date:
November 27, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Strangulation Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Disposable Kids Emergency rain ponchos

Product description

This recall involves kids' waterproof hooded rain ponchos sold in clear, white, pink and blue. The lightweight ponchos were sold in packs of 6 and 12. A white nylon drawstring is attached at the neck and the ponchos are 101 centimetres tall by 152 centimetres wide. "One size fits all" and "Made in China" are printed on the front of the packaging.

Hazard identified

A drawstring in the poncho’s hood poses a strangulation hazard to children.

Drawstrings can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant strangulation and/or entanglement hazard to children.

As of November 22 2017, the company has received no reports of injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 36 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from March 2016 to August 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Wealers Outdoor LLC
New York
JW Crawford Inc
New York

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled ponchos away from children and remove the drawstring to eliminate the hazard or return the poncho to the firm for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact JW Crawford toll-free at 844-222-2812 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Eastern Time Monday through Friday or by email or online on the product distributor'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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.