Racine Carrée children's clothing with drawstrings recalled due to strangulation hazard

Starting date:
November 19, 2019
Posting date:
November 19, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Strangulation Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-71636

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Racine Carrée children's clothing with drawstrings.
  • Issue: Drawstrings at the hood and neck area pose a strangulation hazard.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the sweaters.

Affected products

Zip-up hooded sweaters and hooded sweatshirts bearing the child's school logo

Product description

This recall involves a zip-up hooded sweater model and a hooded sweatshirt model from Racine Carrée. The clothes bear the logo of the school where they are sold. The model number appears on the product label.

The following children's clothes have been recalled:
Model Description School Sizes
380 Navy hooded sweatshirt Collège de Champigny M junior
L junior
381 Navy hooded sweatshirt École secondaire Bromptonville S junior
M junior
L junior
383 Red hooded sweatshirt École secondaire Bromptonville S junior
M junior
L junior
384 Navy hooded sweatshirt École secondaire le Sommet M junior
L junior
389 Navy hooded zip-up sweater École l'Eau-Vive 4 child
5 child
6 child
6X child
S junior
M junior
L junior
390 Navy hooded zip-up sweater École secondaire Pamphile-Le-May M junior
L junior
394 Navy hooded zip-up sweater Académie Saint-Louis 4 child
5 child
6 child
6X child
S junior
M junior
L junior
395 Navy hooded zip-up sweater École l'Eau-Vive 5 child
6 child
6X child
S junior
M junior
L junior
396 Navy hooded zip-up sweater La Maîtrise des petits Chanteurs de Québec S junior
M junior
L junior

Hazard identified

Drawstrings on children's 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 November 14, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 1,041 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from 2008 to November 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada

Companies

Distributor
Racine Carrée
Saint-Alfred
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the sweaters to eliminate the hazard.

For more information, consumers should contact Racine Carrée customer service by telephone at 1-844-330-9338, Monday to Thursday between 7:45 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., or Friday between 7:45 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. (ET), or by email.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products that pose a danger to human health or safety from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents or concerns 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.