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Consumer product recall

Arseno recalls children's upper outerwear with drawstrings at the neck

Starting date:
August 2, 2016
Posting date:
August 2, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Various children’s upper outerwear with drawstring

Product description

This recall involves various children's sweaters with drawstrings in the hood or at the neck.

The following sweaters with drawstrings in the hood or at the neck are included in the recall :
Description Style Number Colour
Quilted jacket AOR625E Red stripped, navy blue striped
Quilted jacket AOR626E Red stripped, navy blue striped
Quilted jacket 0627E Mottled navy blue, mottled mauve
Quilted jacket AO625E Kiwi, Danube blue, tangerine, red, navy blue

Hazard identified

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 Arseno nor Health Canada has received reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

For more information on the hazards related to drawstrings on children’s upper outerwear and tips to help consumers eliminate these hazards, see Health Canada's: ‘Is Your Child Safe’, ‘Industry Guide to Second-hand Products’, and ‘Children's Sleepwear: Flammability Requirement Guidelines’.

Number sold

Approximately 4110 of the recalled sweaters were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from 2010 to 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.







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What you should do

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

For additional information, consumers may contact Arseno at 1-877-562-0831 or visit Arseno’s web site (in French only).

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.