Expanded Recall: Pacapopskidz children's sweaters recalled due to strangulation hazard
- Starting date:
- October 7, 2019
- Posting date:
- October 7, 2019
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Children's Products, Clothing and Accessories
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Strangulation Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
- Product: Pacapopskidz children's sweaters.
- Issue: Drawstrings on children's upper outerwear can become caught on objects and result in strangulation, or being dragged.
- What to do: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweaters to eliminate the hazard.
Pacapopskidz children's sweaters with hood and waist drawstrings
This recall involves children’s hooded sweaters with drawstrings at the neck. The sweaters come in a variety of colours and in sizes 0, 2, 4 and 6. The front of the label on the side of the sweater states "50% wool, 50% cotton". The back of the label on the side of the sweater states "CA 11601, Handknit in Ecuador"
Health Canada 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 Northern Transition nor Health Canada has received reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.
Approximately 16 units of the affected product were sold at Northern Transition in Centre Square Mall in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The recalled sweaters may have also been sold at other retail stores in Canada and online.
Time period sold
The affected products were sold at Northern Transition from approximately January 2013 to September 2019. The recalled sweaters may still be sold in Canada by other dealers and retailers.
Place of origin
Manufactured in Ecuador
What you should do
Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweaters to eliminate the hazard.
For additional information, consumers may contact Northern Transition at 1-867-873-9908 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm MST, Monday through Saturday.
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.
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