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Element recalls boys' jackets with waist drawstrings

Drawstrings on children's outerwear can pose a significant entanglement hazard

Photo source: Health Canada
Element is recalling 842 Alder boys' jackets with drawstrings.

The hooded weather-resistant outerwear has a drawstring at the waist that can become entangled or caught on playground slides, hand rails, school bus doors or other moving objects, posing a significant hazard to children.

The company has received no reports of incidents or injuries.

The following products, manufactured in China and sold from December 2017, to August 2018, in Canada., are being recalled:

The following products are involved in this recall:
Product nameStyle numberColors
ELEMENT brand Alder TW Boys' JacketB702NEATBlack
ELEMENT brand Alder TW Boys' JacketB705QEATBlack and bark camo
ELEMENT brand Alder Boys' JacketB704QEALBlack, grey, and navy

The style number can be found on the label sewn into the seam of the jacket. The jackets range from sizes S to XL and are available in various colors.

What to do

Customers who purchased the recalled jackets should immediately stop using them and either remove the cord tightening system at the waist on both sides with scissors and discard the cut pieces or return the jacket for a refund at the place of purchase or by contacting Element directly.

Consumers may contact Element at (949) 748-5500 x3466, Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (PT), or by email at

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