Public advisory

Health Canada warns Canadians that a Vertbaudet children’s bathrobe poses a flammability hazard

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Summary

Product
Vertbaudet Hearts children’s bathrobe, light pink with white hearts.
Issue
Consumer products - Flammability hazard
What to do

Immediately stop using this product and dispose of it.

Affected products

Vertbaudet Hearts children’s bathrobe in light pink with white hearts, 100% polyester.

Issue

The product does not meet the flammability requirements for children’s sleepwear of the Children’s Sleepwear Regulations.

Loose-fitting children’s sleepwear can come in contact with flammable sources such as stove elements, candles, and matches more readily than tight-fitting sleepwear. Once the sleepwear has caught on fire, it may burn rapidly, potentially resulting in severe burns to areas of a child’s body.

 

What you should do

  • Immediately stop using this children’s bathrobe and dispose of the product.
  • General children’s sleepwear safety tips:
    • Dress children in actual sleepwear when putting them to bed.
    • Make sure any belts, ties or sashes on children's robes are stitched firmly to the centre back of these products.
    • Check for loose buttons or other small parts that could become a choking hazard.
    • Check sleepers and blankets regularly for loose threads, and fix them immediately.

Additional information

What is being done

What Health Canada is doing

Health Canada has found that the affected product does not meet the flammability requirements of the Children’s Sleepwear Regulations and poses a flammability hazard. The product was originally purchased online from a foreign company, Vertbaudet, and is still available for sale to Canadians on the company’s website.

Health Canada continues to reach out to the company to discuss these findings, and is advising Canadians of the potential risks posed by these products.

To date, no incidents or injuries related to this product have been reported to Health Canada. The number of these products sold in Canada is unknown.

Like other countries, Canada does not have jurisdictional control over the quality of goods manufactured and sold outside its borders, including from foreign websites that ship to Canada. Health Canada suggests Canadians learn about the risks of buying consumer products online (see Related Links below).

Health Canada is committed to helping protect Canadians from potentially dangerous consumer products. The Department regularly tests consumer products available for sale to Canadians and continues to monitor products to help keep consumers safe.

Report health or safety concerns:

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.

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Details
Original published date:
Alert / recall type
Public advisory
Category
Consumer products
Companies
Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Children, pregnant or breast feeding women
Identification number
RA-64049
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