Wetskins Children's Rainsuit recalled due to strangulation hazard

Starting date:
August 22, 2019
Posting date:
August 22, 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-70805

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Wetskins Children's Rainsuit.
  • Issue: Drawstrings at the hood and neck area pose a strangulation hazard.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the Wetskins Children's Rainsuit.

Affected products

Wetskins Children's Rainsuit

Product description

This recall involves the Wetskins Children's Rainsuit with drawstrings in the hood and neck area. The rainsuits are available in sizes S, M, and L and are yellow or red.

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 August 15, 2019 the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 7,000 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from 2014 to 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
World Famous Sales of Canada Inc.
Concord
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the drawstring from the Wetskin Children's Rainsuit to eliminate the hazard.  

For more information, consumers may contact World Famous Sales by telephone at 905-738-4777, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. 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.