Child legging recall for choke hazard

On June 24, 2011 "Kaboo" Legging type pants were recalled due to safety concerns.

This recall involves the Legging type pants sold under the brand name "Kaboo". The pants come in various colors and were sold in sizes 0 to 24 months. The pants can be identified by the following style number 101879812.

What is the danger?

The recalled product has decorative buttons that may detach. This poses a choking hazard to young children.

Health Canada is aware of one complaint related to the legging type pants. However, no injuries have been reported at time of the recall.

What should I do?

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

For more information, consumers may contact Effigi at 1-877-686-4848 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 876 units in sizes 0-24 months of the recalled pants were sold at Clement stores across Québec and at TAG store in Hamilton/Ontario.

The recalled leggings were sold from March 2011 to June 2011.

These recalled products were manufactured in China. The company is Effigi Inc./Autoroute 13, Laval, Québec.

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.