Consumer product recall

The Genuine Canadian Corporation recalls Carter's Penguin Set Cardigan

Starting date:
May 2, 2018
Posting date:
May 2, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), The Genuine Canadian Corporation (TGCC) and Carters US

Affected products

Carter’s Penguin Set Cardigan

Product description

This recall involves a Carter’s cardigan, which was sold as part of a 3-piece Penguin Cardigan Set. The hooded cardigan is grey on the outside, blue & white plaid on the inside, and has a front toggle closure system.  The recalled style number is 127G596 and can be located with the UPC number on the care tag that is sewn onto the inside of the product.

The following Cardigans are affected by this recall:
Size UPC
New Born 190795798203
3M 190795798166
6M 190795798173
9M 190795798180
12M 190795798135
18M 190795798142
24M 190795798159

Hazard identified

The front closure toggle may detach from the jacket resulting in a choking hazard for children.

As of May 2, 2018, the Genuine Canadian Corporation has received one report of the toggle detaching in Canada, with no injuries. In the United States, Carter’s has received two reports of the toggles detaching, with no reports of injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 8,796 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 107,200 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold in Canada and the United States from August 2017 to March 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


The Genuine Canadian Corporation (TGCC)
Qing Dao Yuan Zhongsheng Knitting Co

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the Carter's Penguin Set Cardigan and return the product to a Carter’s OshKosh store in Canada for a full refund in the form of a gift card.

Consumers can contact Carter's customer service team by calling 800-692-4674 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time) Monday through Friday or online.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

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.