Consumer product recall

ELEMENT recalls boys' jackets with waist drawstrings

Starting date:
August 27, 2018
Posting date:
August 27, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Physical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Various ELEMENT brand Alder boys' jackets

Product description

This recall involves various ELEMENT brand "Alder" jackets with drawstrings. The hooded weather-resistant outerwear has a drawstring at the waist. The style number can be found on the label sewn into the seam of the jacket. The jackets range from sizes S to XL and are available in various colours.

The following products are involved in this recall:
Product name Style number Colours
ELEMENT brand Alder TW Boys' Jacket B702NEAT Black
ELEMENT brand Alder TW Boys' Jacket B705QEAT Black and bark camo
ELEMENT brand Alder Boys' Jacket B704QEAL Black, grey, and navy

Hazard identified

Drawstrings on children's outerwear can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant entanglement hazard to children.

As of August 21, 2018 the company has received no reports of incidents in Canada, and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 843 units of the affected products were distributed in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from December 2017 to August 2018 in Canada.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



GSM (Canada) Pty Ltd

Burleigh Heads


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the jacket and either (1) remove the cord tightening system at the waist on both sides with scissors and discard the cut pieces; or (2) return the jacket for a refund at the place of purchase or by contacting Element directly.

For more information, consumers may contact Element by e-mail or by telephone at 1 (949) 748-5500 x3466, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. PT.

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.