Summer children sleepwear safety recall

On May 18, 2011 Health Canada recalled the "Kirkland Signature" Children's Two-piece Short Sleeve Top and Shorts Summer Pyjama Sets.

This recall involves "Kirkland Signature" Children's Two-piece Short Sleeve Top and Shorts Summer Pyjama Sets with item number 503928. This product comes in sizes 2 to 10, and is sold in the following different patterns:

  • Green with dinosaurs
  • Blue with flowers
  • Pink with ice cream cone
  • Blue with sports motif
  • White with tools motif
  • White with blue star motif
  • Blue with sharks
  • White with birds
  • Pink with ladybugs

What is the danger?

The affected sleepwear does not meet the design and flammability requirements for children's sleepwear under Canadian law.

Children's 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.

Health Canada is aware of one complaint related to the pyjama sets. At time of the recall no injuries have been reported.

What should I do?

You are advised to immediately stop using the affected pyjama sets and return them to Costco Wholesale Canada customer service department for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Costco Wholesale Canada customer service department at 1-800-463-3783, between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday.

How many were sold and where?

Approximately 53,846 units of the affected pyjama sets were sold at Costco warehouses across Canada.

These recalled pj sets were sold from June 2010 to April 2011. The sets were manufactured in South Korea. The manufacturer is AGABANG USA Inc. of Los Angeles, California. The retailer is Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd. of Ottawa, Ontario.