Compliance Verification Project 2021-2022: Drawstrings on Children’s Upper Outerwear
Consumer Product Enforcement Summary Report
Fiscal Year 2021-2022
The Consumer Product Safety Program (CPSP) administers and enforces the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act (CCPSA) and its regulations.
The purpose of this Compliance Verification (CV) project was to verify industry's compliance with the performance criteria of the ASTM F1816-18, Standard Safety Specification for Drawstrings on Children's Upper Outerwear.
For this project, compliance of children's upper outerwear with the ASTM standard was determined through an inspection process by which Health Canada selected relevant products from establishments. Compliance with the performance criteria listed under the Standard was verified by Health Canada inspectors at the time of the inspection.
Prior to initiating this CV project, the CPSP carried out a market survey to determine the presence of children's upper outerwear companies in Canada. This effort resulted in a list of importers and manufacturers of these products in Canada. Targets were then selected from that list of companies.
Over the course of the 2021-2022 fiscal year, visual evaluation of 46 different samples was performed. The inspections resulted in 23 recalls, four stop sales, one stop distribution, and eight commitments to address a non-compliance. There were 10 instances in which no corrective action was required.
Readers should consult the individual recall and safety notices, if applicable, for details of the products subject to this enforcement action.
Summary of the samples assessed, and corrective actions taken during this project
|Brand name||Product Name||Source of Sample||Determination||Corrective Action|
|22 Fresh||Youth Alma Mater Chenile Hoodie||22Fresh Apparel Inc.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|ATC||ATC Game Day Fleece Sweatshirt||Baseline Clothing Ltd.||Non-compliant advertisement of children's upper outerwear with drawstring at the hood and neck area||Commitment by Baseline Clothing|
|Bellarose||Haron Parka||Isola Bella||Did not meet the performance criteria for drawstrings at the waist and bottom of children's upper outerwear sizes 2T to 16||Stop Distribution by Isola Bella Kids|
|Billieblush||BillieBlush Logo Sweat Set||Billie le Kid||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Bobo Choses||Painting All Over reversible parka||Cémarose||Did not meet the performance criteria for drawstrings at the hood and neck area of children's upper outerwear sizes 0 to 12||*Voluntary Recall by Cémarose|
|Carrement Beau||Carrément Beau Raincoat||L'Enfantillon||Did not meet the performance criteria for drawstrings at the waist and bottom of children's upper outerwear sizes 2T to 16||Voluntary Recall by L'Enfantillon Inc.|
|Crazy Cottons||Youth Jacket 2 Side Patch||Quality Goods (Northern Lifestyles)||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Dagheng||Children's Winter Jacket||Bianca Amor's Liquidation Supercentre||Did not meet the performance criteria for drawstrings at the hood and neck area of children's upper outerwear sizes 0 to 12||Voluntary Recall by Bianca Amor's Liquidation Supercentre|
|Deeluxe||Boys Cardigan||L'Enfantillon||Did not meet the performance criteria for drawstrings at the hood and neck area of children's upper outerwear sizes 0 to 12||Stop Sale by L'Enfantillon Inc.|
|Deux par Deux||Black And Purple Unicorn Print Two Piece Snowsuit||Deux par Deux||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Fairechild||Mabli Raincoat||Fairechild Inc.||Voluntary Recall by Fairechild Inc.|
|Fox||Logo Youth Pullover Hoody||Fox Factory||Non-compliant advertisement of children's upper outerwear for drawstring at the hood and neck area||Commitment by FOX Factory|
|FunzieTime||Character Angel Hoodie||Urban Kids||Did not meet the performance criteria for drawstrings at the waist and bottom of children's upper outerwear sizes 2T to 16||Voluntary Recall by Y.M. Inc.|
|Growlers Gear||Academy Youth Hoodie||Growlers Gear||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Growlers Gear||The Growlers Sub Jersey Hoodie||Growlers Gear||Non-compliant advertisement of children's upper outerwear for drawstring at the hood and neck area||Commitment by Growlers Gear|
|Growlers Gear||The Ugly Sweater Hoodie||Growlers Gear||Non-compliant advertisement of children's upper outerwear for drawstring at the hood and neck area||Commitment by Growlers Gear|
|Happiness is…||Youth Unisex Crest Hoodie||Happiness Is Inc.||Voluntary Recall by Happiness Is Inc.|
|Hot Paws||Puffer Winter Jacket||Mode Choc||Voluntary Recall by Perrin Inc.|
|Hot Paws||Winter Snow Jacket||Mode Choc||Voluntary Recall by Perrin Inc.|
|Il Gufo||Giacca Primavera Windbreaker Jacket||Mini-Cycle||Voluntary Recall by Mini-Cycle|
|Imoga||Gloria Jacket||L'Enfantillon||Stop Sale by L'Enfantillon Inc.|
|Jelly Alligator||Jelly Attacks Hoodie||Modern Rascals||Voluntary Recall by Raspberry Republic|
|Jellymallo||Brown Board Zip-Up Hoodie||Ssense||Voluntary Recall by Groupe Atallah Inc (Ssence)|
|Jellymallo||Green Board Hooded Raincoat||Ssense||Voluntary Recall by Groupe Atallah Inc (Ssence)|
|Kattnakken||Junior Rain Jacket||NorseKoden.com||Voluntary Recall by NorseKoden|
|KidORCA||Hard Shell Rain Jacket||Baby enRoute||Voluntary Recall by KidORCA International Corp.|
|Kobe||Element Rain Jacket||Kobe Sportswear||Non-compliant advertisement of children's upper outerwear for drawstring at the hood and neck area||Commitment by Kobe Sportswear|
|Koko Noko||Young Travelers Borg Hoodie||Ellephanti||No compliance issues detected||None|
|L&P Apparel||Girls Mid-Season City Jacket||L&P Apparel||Voluntary Recall by L&P Apparel|
|Louise Misha||Manoukia Raincoat Turquoise Flowers||Poppy's Collection||Voluntary Recall by Louise Misha|
|Mambo||Blue Mambo Goddess Hoodie||Bianca Amor's Liquidation Supercentre||Voluntary Recall by Bianca Amor's Liquidation Supercentre|
|Mini Rodini||Winter Jacket Panda Puffer||Ssense||Voluntary Recall by Groupe Atallah Inc (Ssence)|
|New Scotland||Original Lion Youth Hoodie||New Scotland Clothing Co.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Nununu||Tie Dye Hoodie||Kol Kid||Voluntary Recall by Nununu World|
|NXT / GEN||Fleece Hooded Popover Sweatshirt||Mode Choc||Voluntary Recall by Modes Ameco Paradisio Apparels Inc.|
|Petit Indi||Hooded Sweater||L'Enfantillon||Stop Sale by L'Enfantillon Inc.|
|Petit Indi||The New, Hoodie||L'Enfantillon||Stop Sale by L'Enfantillon Inc.|
|Prairie Proud||Sask 6.0 Hood||Prairie Proud||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Raspberry Republic||Veggie Dragon Hoodie||Modern Rascals||Voluntary Recall by Raspberry Republic|
|Saltwater Designs||Youth Hoodie||Saltwater Designs||Non-compliant advertisement of children's upper outerwear for drawstring at the hood and neck area||Commitment by Saltwater Designs|
|Souris Mini||Polar Bear Hoodie||Trendy Tots||No compliance issues detected||None|
|The Animals Observatory||Calf Jacket||Igloo Children's Clothing Boutique||Non-compliant advertisement of children's upper outerwear for drawstring at the hood and neck area||Commitment by Igloo Children's Clothing Boutique|
|The New Society||Lotus Kangaroo Hoodie||Poppy's Collection||Voluntary Recall by The New Society|
|Thrasher||Thrasher Youth Hoodie||Supra Distribution Ltd.||No compliance issues detected||None|
|Twenty4||Hoodie and Pant Set||Bianca Amor's Liquidation Supercentre||Voluntary Recall by Bianca Amor's Liquidation Supercentre|
|Zara||Diamond Pattern Puffer Coat||Zara||Commitment by Zara Canada Ltd.|
*This recall was not posted on the Healthy Canadians website as all affected customers were contacted and correction of the recalled product was completed.
Disclaimer: A systematic bias is applied during inspection and sampling. Products are not randomly selected but are chosen because they are deemed by the inspector to be more likely to not meet health and safety requirements due to characteristics that are observed. Due to this biased nature of sampling and the fact that sample sizes within compliance verification projects are very small, the findings of these projects are not intended to reflect overall market compliance unless otherwise stated. Note that these summary reports relate only to the product(s) actually tested and the specific criteria indicated. Testing by Health Canada does not represent approval or endorsement of the product(s).
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