Dollarama baby sleepers recalled

On April 6, 2011 Health Canada recalled Chikitoe-brand Baby Sleepers.

This recall involves 100% cotton baby sleepers sold under the brand name "Chikitoe". The sleepers are long-sleeved, have feet, and have snap buttons down the front. They come in a variety of colors and styles.

The recalled sleepers can be identified by item number 19-3008949 and CA 42026, which can be found on a label attached to the inside of the sleeper.

What is the danger?

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the recalled sleepers do not meet the design and flammability requirements for childrens sleepwear under Canadian law.

The standards state that childrens 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.

At time of the recall neither Health Canada nor Princess Madison Fashion has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these sleepers.

What should I do?

First, you immediately take the recalled sleepwear away from children and dispose of it in regular household garbage.

If you want more information, you may contact Dollarama by telephone at 1-888-755-1006 or by e-mail at moc.amarallod|sutcatnoc#moc.amarallod|sutcatnoc.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 50,930 of the recalled sleepers were imported by Princess Madison Fashion and sold at Dollarama stores across Canada.

The recalled sleepers were sold from January 2010 to March 2011. These products were manufactured in India. The importer is Princess Madison Fashion of Montreal, Quebec. The retailer is Dollarama Inc. of Montreal, Quebec.