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:
Various ELEMENT brand Alder boys' jackets
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.
|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|
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.
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
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.