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Strangulation concern leads to product recall

hooded jackets 2 hooded jackets 3 hooded jacketsHealth Canada has issued a product recall for children’s outerwear that presents a danger of strangulation.

Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that drawstrings on children’s outerwear can become caught on playground equipment, fences or other objects. Concerns also exist that a child could be dragged by a vehicle by the strings.

Approximately 1,115 units of the recalled products were sold in Canada. The recalled products were sold from September to November 2011 at Triple Flip stores.

Neither Health Canada nor JCorp Inc. or Triple Flip have received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these products.

This recall involves the following products:
    Brand     Product description     Model number
    Triple Flip     Hooded dress     9XT260-203
    Girl’s hooded jacket     9XT264-203
    Girl’s high collar jacket     9XT289-203

The jackets were manufactured in China and imported by JCorp Inc., Division Frenchies Montreal Quebec.

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

For more information, consumers may contact Tracey Jansen, Triple Flip, at 1-403-769-3547, ext. 257.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

For more information on the hazards related to drawstrings on children’s outerwear and for tips to help consumers eliminate these hazards, see Health Canada’s: ‘Is Your Child Safe?’, ‘Industry Guide to Second-hand Products’, and ‘Children’s Sleepwear:  Flammability Requirement Guidelines’.