Consumer product recall

Various children's jackets with drawstrings recalled due to strangulation hazard

Starting date:
December 17, 2019
Posting date:
December 17, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Strangulation Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-71889

Last updated: 2019-12-17

Summary

  • Product:
    Various children's jackets with drawstrings.
  • Issue:
    Drawstrings on children's upper outerwear pose a strangulation and dragging hazard.
  • What to do:
    Immediately remove the drawstring from the jackets.

Affected products

Various children's jackets with drawstrings

Product description

This recall involves various models of children's jackets with hood or waist drawstrings and toggles.

The following boys jackets are included in the recall:
Model Number Product Name Description
2960-6213-7060 Storm Mountain Arctic Series Jacket Children's colour block parka with faux fur trim hood in black/tan or charcoal/black.
2940-2435-1702 Zoo York Coach Jacket Children's jacket with chest and back prints in black, burgundy or green camo
2940-2435-1701 Zoo York Coach Boys Jacket Children's jacket with chest, back and sleeve prints in black, purple or black camo
2940-2435-7183 Young & Reckless Camo Coach Jacket Children's jacket with chest, back and sleeve prints in orange camo or green tiger camo.

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 5, 2019, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 5,347 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

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

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor

West 49 and Amnesia

Toronto

Ontario

CANADA

Manufacturer

YM Inc,

Toronto

Ontario

CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the jacket to eliminate the hazard.

For more information, consumers may contact YM Customer Service by email  from Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm EST.

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.