Arc-en-ciel child sleepwear recall

Children's sleepwear by Arc-en-ciel safety recall

A number of the pyjama (pajama) sets and sleepers made by Arc-en-ciel have been recalled by Health Canada. You need to check the CA number found on the hang tag inside the sleepwear to know if the items you have purchased are affected by this recall.

Descriptions of the recalled items are as follows:

  • Sleeper - Red with an orange cat and the phrase "Mes amis les doudou" on the front; made of 100% cotton. The CA number is 54682.
  • Sleeper - Beige, green, and white with the words "Nez tout rond" on the front. Sleeves are striped black and green. Made of 100% cotton. The CA number is 54682.
  • Sleeper - Red with 2 cats and the words "Un bisou doux dans le cou" on the front. Sleeves have polka dots. Made of 100% cotton. The CA number is 54682.
  • Sleeper - Pink with an image of a bear in a wintery scene; made of 100% cotton.The CA number is 54682.
  • Two-piece pyjama set - no CA numbers for these sets. White t-shirt and pants with pictures of bears in beach clothing; made of 100% cotton.
  • Two-piece pyjama set - no CA numbers for these sets. White t-shirt and pants that have pictures of cats doing various activities; made of 100% cotton.
  • Two-piece pyjama set - no CA numbers for these sets. White t-shirt and pants with a design of bunnies and strawberries; made of 100% cotton.
  • Two-piece pyjama set - no CA numbers for these sets. White t-shirt and pants with a DragonballĀ® design; made of 100% cotton.


What is the danger?

Health Canada samples and evaluates products. This 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.

Health Canada advises, "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."

There have not be any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this sleepwear made to Health Canada.

What do I do now?
If you have purchased one of these sleepwear sets then take it away from your children and dispose of it in regular household garbage.

Approximately 1760 of this recalled sleepwear sets or sleepers were sold at various retail stores across Canada. The sales occurred from`September 2009 to July 2010.

The pyjamas were manufactured in Syria and the sleepers were made in China.

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