Consumer product recall

Decathlon Olaian Boys' board shorts recalled due to a jamming risk

Starting date:
December 15, 2020
Posting date:
December 15, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated:


  • Product:
    Decathlon Olaian Boys' board shorts.
  • Issue:
    The drawstring inside the product presents a potential risk of jamming.
  • What to do:
    Stop using the product and contact Decathlon Inc. for additional information and refund.

Affected products

Decathlon Olaian Boys' board shorts

Product description

This recall involves Decathlon Olaian Boys' board shorts with a drawstring at the waist. Only products with a drawstring longer than 14 cm (measured from the last eyelet to the end of the drawstring) are included in this recall.

The following products are affected by this recall:
Product Brand Description Model Code

BBS 500SE KID Tropy Green

Olaian Boys' boardshorts, 4 sizes, tropical print, green and blue 8518136

Hazard identified

The drawstring inside the product is longer than 14 cm and presents a potential risk of jamming. This product is being recalled in response to a recall issued in Europe.

As of December 9, 2020, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

The company reported that 63 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from April 2019 to July 2020. 

Place of origin

Manufactured in Morocco



Décathlon Canada inc.





Hanane Confection



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product if the drawstring length in the waist area is more than 14 cm and present themselves at a Decathlon store with their board shorts for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Decathlon Canada Inc. by telephone toll-free at 1-844-533-3322, Monday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., or by email:

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.