Jacket recall for fire hazard

On March 16, 2011 Men's and Women's Jackets with Sherpa fleece were recalled.

Three styles of jackets are subject to this recall:

  • Men's Sherpa Lined Corduroy Jacket, style MVX2156: A corduroy men's jacket that is fully lined with Sherpa fleece. It has a five-button front closure, two side pockets and two breast pockets.
  • Women's Zip Up Fleece Hoodie, style WOY2433: A zip-front women's jacket with two pockets, a hood lined with Sherpa fleece and a drawstring at the waist.
  • Women's Surplus Wrap Jacket, style WOY2444: A belted women's wrap jacket with a Sherpa fleece-lined collar. It has two side pockets and wide knit cuffs at the wrist.

Each jacket is made of 100% cotton and comes in various colours. A label with the style number is located on a side seam inside the jackets.

The jackets fail to meet textile flammability requirements under Canadian law.

The jackets could easily catch fire if exposed to a flame or other ignition source such as a match or lighter; a lit cigarette, candle or stove-top element; or a spark from a fireplace and cause burns to consumers.

At time of the recall Health Canada has not received any reports of incident or injury related to the use of these jackets.

What should I do?

You should immediately stop using the jacket and return it to the place of purchase for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact James Perse Enterprises, Inc. toll free at 1-800-430-8559 between 9a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday or visit the James Perse website.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 235 of the recalled jackets were sold in Canada. These jackets were sold from June 2010 to February 2011.

The recalled products were manufactured in China. The importer is New Live of Los Angeles, California and the distributor is Group of 3 Apparel of Montreal, Canada.

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