Pacapopskidz, a type of children’s sweater sold at Northern Transition in Yellowknife’s Centre Square Mall, has been recalled due to strangulation hazards.

This recall involves children’s hooded sweaters with drawstrings at the neck. The sweaters come in a variety of colours and in sizes 0, 2, 4 and 6. The front of the label on the side of the sweater states “50% wool, 50% cotton”. The back of the label on the side of the sweater states that it is made in Ecuador.

The recall states that the drawstrings on children’s upper outerwear can become caught on objects and result in strangulation, or being dragged. Consumers are being told to immediately remove the drawstrings from the sweaters to eliminate the hazard.

This is the second time that this exact sweater from the same store has been recalled. The first recall was issued in 2016 for identical reasons. Neither Northern Transition nor Health Canada has received reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

Approximately 16 units of the affected product were sold at Northern Transition in Centre Square Mall in Yellowknife. The recalled sweaters may have also been sold at other retail stores in Canada and online.

The affected products were sold at Northern Transition from approximately January 2013 to September 2019. The recalled sweaters may still be sold in Canada by other dealers and retailers.

For additional information, consumers may contact Northern Transition at 1-867-873-9908 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm MST, Monday through Saturday.