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More than 120K Helly Hansen sweaters, hoodies recalled in Canada. Here’s why

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Hundreds of thousands of Helly Hansen sweaters and hoodies have been recalled due to potential flammability hazards, Health Canada said on Wednesday.

“The affected products, which incorporate brushed cotton fabrics that have undergone a specific treatment, either do not or may not comply with the Textile Flammability Regulations,” the agency said.

A total of 128,680 units of the affected products, manufactured in Sri Lanka and Turkey, were sold in Canada between August 2019 to 2022.

The government of Canada recalls website has a list of more than 600 purchase orders affected.

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Some of the recalled products include Manchester Graphic Hoodie, Kensington Zip Hoodie, Kensington Sweatshirt, Kensington Zip Sweatshirt, and the HHWW Graphic Sweatshirt, among others.

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The full list of affected products is available online.

Consumers have been advised to immediately stop using the recalled products and contact the company for a product replacement credit.

For additional details, consumers can contact Helly Hansen by telephone toll-free at 1-888-889-9096 from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. PST Monday through Friday. They can also reach Helly Hansen by email at highpri.support.na@hellyhansen.com or visit the company website.

As of Jan. 9, the company said it has received no reports of incidents or injuries related to the affected products in Canada or in any other jurisdiction.

— with files from The Canadian Press

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