Consumer product recall

Kid's Ark children's hooded sweaters with drawstrings recalled due to strangulation hazard

Starting date:
December 19, 2019
Posting date:
December 19, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Strangulation Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Last updated: 2019-12-19


  • Product: Kid's Ark children's hooded sweaters with drawstrings.
  • Issue: Drawstrings at the hood and neck area pose a strangulation hazard.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the sweaters.

Affected products

Kid's Ark children's hooded sweaters with drawstrings

Product description

This recall involves the children's hooded sweaters with hood/neck and waist drawstrings and toggles. The brand of the product is Kid's Ark with styles K-511 and K-585. The multi-coloured sweaters are 100% wool with attached hood, side entry pockets, and are fleece-lined.  The sweaters were available in sizes S/M, M/L, and L/XL and may include images of white polar bears or black moose.

Hazard identified

Drawstrings on children's upper outerwear can become caught on playground equipment, fences, or other objects and result in strangulation, or in the case of a vehicle, the child being dragged.

As of December 10, 2019 the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 116 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from August 2019 to December 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Nepal


Ark Imports Limited

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the children's sweaters to eliminate the hazard.

For more information, consumers should contact Ark Imports at 1-877-275-1275 (toll free), Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST 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.