On April 13, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and Deux par Deux Minimome Inc. of Canada, announced a voluntary recall of approximately 4,500 children's snowsuits and coats, citing a possible strangulation hazard from the drawstrings found on the garments.
The snowsuits and coats violate CPSC guidelines that were issued in 1996 to help prevent children from being strangled by drawstrings found around the neck or waist of certain garments.
The current recall affects all children's snowsuits and coats in sizes 2-12 with "Deux par Deux" and the style number printed on the neck tag. Approximately 64 different styles of snowsuits and 15 styles of coats, sold between 2005 and 2010, are affected by the recall. The snowsuits were sold for $190 and the coats were sold for $120 at small boutique retailers in the United States.
Consumers are urged to take the recalled garments away from children immediately and remove the drawstrings. The products can be returned to the place of purchase for a full refund. Deux par Deux can be contacted at 866-557-2222 or online.