Children’s sleepwear designed by Richmond company recalled

A sleep bag for children designed in Richmond and manufactured in China has been recalled, says Health Canada.

Nest Designs, a Richmond-based company, has recalled the Sleeveless Bamboo Sleep Bag TOG 0.6 after concerns that it could be a flammability hazard.

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Health Canada says the main issue is if the bottom of the sleep bag has been opened, in which case the health authority warns consumers to dispose of the product immediately. If the bottom hasn’t been opened, however, consumers can ignore the instructions explaining how to open the sleep bag’s bottom.

“There is no issue with consumers using this product as an unopened sleep sack,” Health Canada’s warning says.

Recalled products were sold between May 2018 and Feb. 25, 2019. Just over 260 of the sleep bags were purchased, but the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

“Loose-fitting children's sleepwear can contact ignition sources such as stove elements, candles and matches more readily than tight-fitting sleepwear, and once ignited will burn rapidly, potentially resulting in severe burns to large areas of the child’s body,” says Health Canada’s warning.

“Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that these products do not meet the flammability requirements for children's sleepwear under Canadian law.”

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