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JCorp Inc., Frenchies Division, recalls Grande Fille brand faux-fur vest with neck drawstring

Starting date:
February 11, 2014
Posting date:
February 11, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Strangulation Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-37939

Affected products

Grande Fille brand girl's faux-fur vest with a neck drawstring sold at L'Aubainerie

Product description

This recall involves a girl's black, sleeveless, faux-fur vest, with a black ribbon at the neck. The product can be identified by the model number 3XAA089-22GF.

Hazard identified

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 and result in strangulation, or in the case of vehicles, in the child being dragged.

No reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product have been received by JCorp Inc., L'Aubainerie or Health 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'.

Number sold

Approximately 980 units of the recalled product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled product was sold from October 2013 to January 2014 at L'Aubainerie stores.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Importer
JCorp Inc., Division Frenchies
Montreal
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the ribbon from the garment to eliminate the hazard. For more information, consumers may contact Elisabeth Bouchard, JCorp Inc., at 1-514-384-3872.

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.