Expanded Recall: Wetskins and Freshwater Childrens Rainsuit recalled due to strangulation hazard
- Starting date:
- October 8, 2019
- Posting date:
- October 8, 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: Wetskins and Freshwater Children's Rainsuit
- Issue: Drawstrings at the hood and neck area pose a strangulation hazard and a waist drawstring can pose an entanglement issue.
- What to do: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the Wetskins and Freshwater Children's Rainsuit.
Expansion of August 22, 2019 recall.
Wetskins and Freshwater Children's Rainsuit
This recall involves the Wetskins Children's Rainsuit with drawstrings in the hood and neck area. The Westkins rainsuits are available in sizes S, M, and L and are yellow or red. The Freshwater rainsuits are available in S, M, L, XL and are yellow or blue.
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.
As of October 3, 2019 the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.
Approximately 8,000 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.
Time period sold
The affected products were sold from 2014 to 2019.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China
World Famous Sales of Canada Inc.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the Wetskin and Freshwater Children's Rainsuit to eliminate the hazard.
For more information, consumers may contact World Famous Sales by telephone at 905-738-4777, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. EST.
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.