Consumer product recall

Northern Transition recalls Pacapopskidz children's sweaters with drawstrings

Starting date:
May 26, 2016
Posting date:
May 26, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Strangulation Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Pacapopskidz children’s sweaters with hood and waist drawstrings

Product description

This recall involves children’s hooded sweaters with drawstrings at the neck and at the waist. The sweaters come in a variety of colours and in sizes 2, 4 and 6.

The front of the collar label states ‘50% wool, 50% cotton’.  The back of the collar label states ‘CA11601, Handknit in Ecuador’.

Hazard identified

Health Canada has determined that 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.

Neither Northern Transition nor Health Canada has received reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

Number sold

Approximately 14 units of the Pacapopskidz children’s sweaters were sold at Northern Transition in Centre Square Mall in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The recalled sweaters may have also been sold at other retail stores in Canada and online.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold at Northern Transition from approximately January 2013 to April 2016. The recalled sweaters may still be sold in Canada by other dealers and retailers.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Ecuador.



Northern Transition


Northwest Territories


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What you should do

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

For additional information, consumers may contact Northern Transition at 1-867-873-9908 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm MST, Monday through Saturday.

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.