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Recall - Various Youth Jackets with Drawstrings

Web posted on January 10, 2014

This recall involves various youth jackets with the following product numbers:

Model NameProduct Number
Watershed Jacket5027-855
Aquanator Jacket5029-177, 5029-178, 5024-092
Freefall Jacket5029-180
Apres Ski Parka5029-182
Neve Down Jacket5029-183
Neve Vest5029-184

The recalled jackets have drawstrings at the neck, which pose a strangulation hazard to children.

Neither Mountain Equipment Co-op nor Health Canada has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these jackets.

For more information on the hazards related to drawstrings on children's upper 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'.

The affected jackets were manufactured in China and distributed through Mountain Equipment Co-op, Vancouver, British Columbia. Approximately 11,729 jackets were sold at Mountain Equipment Co-op locations across Canada. The recalled jackets were sold from January 2012 to August 2013.

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

For more information consumers may contact Mountain Equipment Co-op by email or call 1-888-847-0770 Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. PST and Saturday and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. PST.

For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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