Emma garden dress recall choke hazard

On June 15, 2011 the Emma's Garden Dress has been jointly recalled with Winners Merchants International L.P., Health Canada, and the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC).

This recall involves the Emma's GardenĀ® Polka Dot Dress. The dress comes in black or pink with white polka dots. The dresses can be identified by the following style numbers:

  • (71)169251
  • (71)169421
  • (74)108171
  • (74)108246.

What is the danger?

This polka dot dress has decorative buttons that may detach. This poses a choking hazard to young children.

At time of the recall neither Health Canada nor The TJX Companies Inc. has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of the dresses in the United States and in Canada.

What should I do?

You should immediately take the dresses away from children and return them to the place of purchase for a full refund or store credit.

For more information, you may contact Winners at 1-800-646-9466 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's website.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 910 units in sizes 12-24 months and approximately 1,081 units in sizes 2-5T of the recalled dresses were sold at Winners stores across Canada.

In the United States, approximately 15,720 units of the recalled dresses were sold.

The recalled products were sold from March 2011 to April 2011 in Canada and from February 2011 to May 2011 in the United States.

The dresses were manufactured in China. The manufacturer is Winners Merchants International L.P. of Mississauga, Ontario.

Insurance Answer

When a company manufactures, distributes or retails a product then there will always be requirements that you meet certain quality control. Unfortunately the safety measures that are in place in Canada and the United States are not the same when a product is made outside of these countries.

Product recall insurance is an important part of a business insurance policy if you sell products to the public, particularly children. Be sure that you have discussed this fully with your commercial insurance agent or broker. Turners Tips always recommends that you take control of your insurance.