Deux par Deux Minimome Recalls Children's Snowsuits and Coats with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 13, 2010
Release #10-194
Firm's Recall Hotline: (866) 557-2222
CPSC Recall Hotline: (800) 638-2772
CPSC Media Contact: (301) 504-7908

Deux par Deux Minimome Recalls Children's Snowsuits and Coats with Drawstrings Due to Strangulation Hazard

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product.

Name of Product: Children's Snowsuits and Coats

Units: About 4,500

Manufacturer: Deux par Deux Minimome Inc. located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Hazard: The snowsuits and coats have drawstrings through the hood that can pose a strangulation hazard to children. In February 1996, CPSC issued guidelines (which were incorporated into an industry voluntary standard in 1997) to help prevent children from strangling or getting entangled on the neck and waist drawstrings in upper garments, such as jackets and sweatshirts.

Incidents/Injuries: None

Description: This recall involves children's snowsuits and coats sold in sizes 2 through 12. The snowsuits and coats were sold in various colors and prints. The brand name "Deux par Deux" and the style number is printed on the neck tag.

Children's Snowsuit Style Numbers
YearStyle NumberSizesYearStyle NumberSizesYearStyle NumberSizes
2005 B504
B514
D506
D516
E807
F508
F808
G809
H510
H810
K523
K813
L524
2-12 2007 B503
C804
D515
G516
J518
J511
K512
K912
L513
P817
2-12 2009 C804
D805
E806
F807
G808
I510
I810
K812
M815
 
2-12
YearStyle NumberSizesYearStyle NumberSizesYearStyle NumberSizes
2006 B502
D504
F506
I819
J510
K511
M813
N514
P516
T820
2-12 2008 D802
E803
G806
J807
I808
J809
K810
L811
N813
P815
2-12 2010 C803
D804
D904
E805
F806
G807
H808
K810
L811
L812
M813
2-12


Children’s Coat Style Numbers
YearStyle NumberSizesYearStyle NumberSizesYearStyle NumberSizes
2005 D906
F908
2-12 2007 I910
L913
2-12 2009 C904
D905
I910
2-12
YearStyle NumberSizesYearStyle NumberSizesYearStyle NumberSizes
2006 I909
P916
2-12 2008 H907
J909
P915
2-12 2010 C903
I909
J910
2-12

 

Sold at: Small boutique retailers in the United States from 2005 through 2010 for $190 for the snowsuits and $120 for the coats

Manufactured in: China

Remedy: Consumers should immediately remove the drawstrings from the jackets to eliminate the hazard or return the garment with drawstring to the place of purchase for a full refund.

Consumer Contact: For additional information, contact Deux par Deux toll-free at 866-557-2222 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday through Friday or visit the firm's Web site at www.DeuxparDeux.com

Picture of Recalled Snowsuit

Picture of Recalled Coat