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Children's Sleepwear by Arc-en-ciel

Starting date:
August 5, 2010
Posting date:
August 5, 2010
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Childrens' Products, Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
General Public (GP)
Identification number:

Affected products

Children's Sleepwear by Arc-en-ciel

Product description

This recall involves various children's pyjama sets and sleepers by Arc-en-ciel.

The CA number can be found on a hang tag inside the sleepwear.

Table of Recalled/Affected Products
Type of sleepwear Description CA number
Sleeper Red with an orange cat and the phrase "Mes amis les doudou" on the front; made of 100% cotton 54682
Green, beige, and white with the words "Nez tout rond" on the front; sleeves are striped green and black; made of 100% cotton
Red with 2 cats and the words "Un bisou doux dans le cou" on the front; sleeves have polka dots; made of 100% cotton
Pink with an image of a bear in a wintery scene; made of 100% cotton
2-piece pyjama set White t-shirt and pants with pictures of bears in beach clothing; made of 100% cotton No CA number
White t-shirt and pants that have pictures of cats doing various activities; made of 100% cotton
White t-shirt and pants with a design of bunnies and strawberries; made of 100% cotton
White t-shirt and pants with a Dragonball® design; made of 100% cotton

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has identified that the recalled sleepwear does not meet the design and flammability requirements for children's sleepwear under Canadian law.

Children's sleepwear that is loose fitting or that has loose edges can contact ignition sources such as stove elements, candles, and matches more easily than tight-fitting sleepwear. Once ignited the sleepwear can burn rapidly and cause severe burns to large areas of the child's body, resulting in shock and sometimes death.

Health Canada has not received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this sleepwear.

For more information, see Children's Sleepwear.

Number sold

Approximately 1,760 of the recalled sleepwear were sold at various retail stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled sleepwear was sold from September 2009 to July 2010.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Syria (polo pyjamas) and China (sleepers).



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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled sleepwear away from children and dispose of it in regular household garbage.