Various Gongshow brand children's hoodies and sweatshirts with drawstrings recalled due to strangulation hazard

Starting date:
December 30, 2019
Posting date:
December 30, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-71947

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Various children’s hoodies and sweatshirts with drawstrings
  • Issue: Drawstrings on children’s upper outwear pose a strangulation and dragging hazard
  • What to do: Immediately remove the drawstring from the hoodie or sweatshirts

Affected products

Various children’s hoodies and sweatshirts (size youth small) with drawstrings

Product description

This recall involves various styles of children’s hoodies and sweatshirts with drawstrings. This recall is only for size youth small

The following children’s upper outerwear are included in the recall:
UPC (on hangtag) Style Name  Description
681184067883 Jr. Beware of My Toes Teal, youth hooded sweatshirt with print
681184067913 Jr. Greater Wheeler Blue, youth hooded sweatshirt with print
681184069429 Jr. Red Canucker Red, youth hooded sweatshirt with print
681184083364 Jr. Republic Hoody Grey/Blue, youth hooded sweatshirt with print 
681184078889 Jr. HR Hoodie Dark Red, youth hooded sweatshirt with print
681184078919 Jr. Scoring Leader Grey/Black, youth hooded sweatshirt with applique
681184081926 Third Jersey Jr. Blue, youth hooded sweatshirt with applique
681184081957 Beauty Bears JR Black/Blue, youth hooded sweatshirt with print
681184091192 Built for Speed Grey/Dark Red, youth hooded t-shirt with print
681184091130 Golden Canuck Red, youth hooded sweatshirt with print
681184091161 1st Place Blue, youth hooded sweatshirt with print
681184093882 All Heart Dark Red, youth hooded sweatshirt with print
681184100290 Beast Sleeves Teal/Black, youth hooded t-shirt with print
681184105554 Comfortably Fast Jr. Grey/Black, youth hooded t-shirt with print
681184106414 Shake Off The Rust Jr. Dark Red/Grey, youth hooded sweatshirt with print
681184106445 Teal Canuck Jr. Teal, youth hooded sweatshirt with print
681184106476 She’s Gone Beast Jr. Dark Grey, youth hooded sweatshirt with applique
681184109750 Team Player Jr. Navy, youth hooded sweatshirt with applique
681184107008 Plaid for the Lad Black/White Jr. Black/White, youth hooded woven shirt
681184119674 Changing Speeds White/Black, youth hooded t-shirt with print
681184119797 In Flow Season Grey, youth hooded sweatshirt with print
681184119827 Legit Line-Up Black, youth hooded sweatshirt with print
681184123152 Classic Wheeling Jr. Black/Red, youth hooded sweatshirt with print
681184123183 Outdoor Dominance Beige, youth hooded sweatshirt with print
681184119704 Jr. Sharp Game Hood Navy/Red, youth hooded woven shirt

 

Hazard identified

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 December 20, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 2,060 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from November, 2015 to August, 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China and Peru.

Companies

Distributor
Gongshow Gear Inc.
Ottawa
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the hoodie or sweatshirt to eliminate the hazard.

For more information, consumers may contact Gongshow Gear Inc.'s customer service by email or by phone 613-792-1520, Monday to Friday 9AM-4PM 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.