Consumer product recall

Loblaw Companies Limited recalls Joe Fresh® Boys Swimsuits

Starting date:
May 9, 2016
Posting date:
May 9, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Joe Fresh® Boys Swimsuits

Product description

This recall involves Joe Fresh® Boys Swimsuits sold since November 2013. 

The affected swimsuits were sold in various colours and styles, and have a mesh liner.
2014 Styles 2015 Styles 2016 Styles
BBS4SM4806 BBS5SM4804 BBS6SM4801
BBS4SM4807 BBS5SM4806 BBS6SM4805
BBS4SM4808 BBS5SM4809 BBS6SM4808
BBS4SM4816 BBT5SM4801 BBS6SM4809
BBT4SM4801 BBU5SM4811 BBT6SM4800
BBT4SM4802 BBU5SM4813 BBU6SM4803
BBU4SM4813 KBS5SM6006 BBU6SM4810
BBU4SM4817 KBS5SM6011 KBS5SM6005
KBS4SM6006 KBT5SM6001 KBS6SM6004
KBS4SM6008 KBU5SM6013 KBS6SM6008
KBS4SM6009 KBU5SM6014 KBS6SM6009
KBT4SM6000 TBS5SM3804 KBS6SM6010
KBT4SM6001 TBS5SM3807 KBT6SM6001
KBU4SM6010 TBS5SM3809 KBU6SM6011
KBU4SM6011 TBT5SM3801 KBU6SM6013
TBS4SM3802 TBU5SM3816 TBS6SM3803
TBS4SM3805 TBU5SM3817 TBS6SM3805
TBS4SM3807   TBS6SM3807
TBT4SM3801   TBT6SM3801
TBU4SM3851   TBU6SM3809
TBU4SM3852   TBU6SM3811


Hazard identified

Skin can get caught in the mesh lining of the swimsuits posing a pinching and injury hazard.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of the swimsuits. 

Loblaw Companies Limited has received five reports in Canada of skin being caught in the mesh lining of the swimsuits, resulting in three minor injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 385,000 units of the recalled swimsuits were sold at Loblaw Companies Limited banner stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled swimsuits were sold from November 2013 to April 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China and Bangladesh.



Loblaw Companies Limited




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Joe Fresh® swimsuits and return the product to any Loblaw banner store where Joe Fresh® apparel is sold for a full refund (a receipt is not required). 

For additional information, contact Loblaw customer service at 1-888-495-5111, from Monday to Friday, between 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST or by email.

Loblaw banner stores:
Region Store
Ontario Joe Fresh®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Fortinos®, Loblaws®, nofrills®, Your Independent Grocer®, Valu-Mart®, Zehrs Markets® and
Atlantic Atlantic Superstore®, Dominion®, Joe Fresh® and
Quebec Joe Fresh®, Maxi®, Maxi® & Cie, Loblaws®, Provigo® and
West Joe Fresh®, Real Canadian Superstore®, Real Canadian Wholesale Club™, nofrills®, Your Independent Grocer®, Extra Foods® and

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.