Product Recall Analysis for Apparel and Footwear – November 2016

European Union

The EU RAPEX systems has notified 26 cases of which 50% were because of the risk of strangulation or other injuries. Thirteen children’s clothing items do not comply with the drawstring regulation. One item of children’s clothing and three children’s shoes pose a risk of choking and contain small parts which can easily detach and be swallowed by small children. In chemical tests four products contain levels exceeding that permitted for chromium VI, one product contains levels exceeding that permitted for AZO dyes, and one product has metal clasp which releases an excessive quantity of nickel. In addition 3 products were notified because they are highly flammable.


One children’s shoe was recalled because the rivets on the shoes have sharp edges posing a laceration hazard.


There are nine cases of apparel and footwear recall in Canada. Seven children’s sleepwear were recalled because they do not comply with flammability regulations. One children’s footwear was recalled because it contains small parts which can easily detach and be swallowed by small children. One children’s apparel was recalled because it does not comply with the drawstring regulation.


Two children’s sleepwear products were recalled because the label is not compliant with the mandatory standard for children’s nightwear and limited daywear, AS/NZS 1249:2003.

Statistics by risk types in the above three markets is shown in the figure below:



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