Snowsuit recalled for choke danger

On February 4, 2011 the "Mexx" Children Two-piece Snowsuit Sets have been recalled by Health Canada.

The recall involves childrens two-piece snowsuit sets sold under the brand name "Mexx". The snowsuit sets can be identified as follows:

  • Model TI208F (001) Jet Black 9-12 months UPC 688318299721; 12-18 months UPC 688318299738; 18-24 months UPC 688318299745; 24-30 months UPC 688318299752
  • Model TI208F (041) Old grey 9-12 months UPC 688318299660; 12-18 months UPC 688318299677; 18-24 months UPC 688318299684; 24-30 months UPC 688318299691

What is the danger?

The zipper tab/pull can become detached from the zipper, posing a choking hazard to young children.

At time of the recall Mexx has received four reports of a zipper tab/pull detaching. One report indicated that a tab/pull was found in a child's mouth. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

What should I do?

You should immediately stop using the recalled snowsuits and return it with proof of purchase to any Mexx Canada Inc. store for a full refund.

If you need more information, you may contact Mexx Canada Inc. at 1- 800 565-6399.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 1,570 units of the recalled snowsuit sets were sold at Mexx retail stores across Canada. These recalled snowsuit sets were sold from August 2010 to January 2011.

These sets were manufactured in China. The manufacturer is Mexx Liz Claiborne Canada Inc. of Montreal, Quebec.