Retailer Carlton Cards and Distributor Master Toys recall JA-RU's Dino World Dino Ooze

Starting date:
May 14, 2015
Posting date:
May 14, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Chemical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-53335

Affected products

JA-RU's Dino World Dino Ooze balloon blowing kits

Product description

This recall involves a toy called JA-RU's Dino World Dino Ooze.  JA-RU's Dino World Dino Ooze is a solvent mixture which comes in a variety of colours and within the ooze is a plastic dinosaur fossil. Children can stretch the ooze with their hands.  They can also insert the blow tube provided into the ooze and blow, causing the ooze to inflate like a balloon.

The toy has the Item Number: 1735 and UPC code: 075656017351.

Hazard identified

Testing by Health Canada has determined that this product contains organic solvents. Children's balloon blowing kits that contain organic solvents are prohibited in Canada. The safety concern is that blowing the balloons exposes a child to inhaling the vapours present in the solvents. Children can be fascinated with these products, and if they blow balloons for extended periods they may experience early symptoms of central nervous system depression or dysfunction, including euphoria, hallucinations, dizziness, and difficulties with coordination of voluntary movements. Prolonged exposure can lead to more serious symptoms including muscular twitching, unconsciousness, and coma.

Health Canada, retailer Carlton Cards, and distributor Master Toys have not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this particular balloon blowing kit.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see the General Toy Safety Tips.

Number sold

Approximately 471 of the JA-RU's Dino World Dino Ooze balloon blowing kits were sold at Carlton Card locations across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from October 28, 2014 to March 30, 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
JA-RU Inc.
Jacksonville
Florida
UNITED STATES
Distributor
Master Toys Inc.
Vernon
California
UNITED STATES
Retailer
Carlton Cards
Various store locations across Canada

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take all solvent products that may be inflated into a balloon, no matter where purchased, away from children. Consumers may return JA-RU's Dino World Dino Ooze to local Carlton Cards stores for a full refund, or if the consumer prefers, dispose of the product in regular household trash in such a way that the toy cannot be reused.

For more information, consumers may contact retailer Carlton Cards by telephone at 1-800-333-6724. Retailers may contact distributor Master Toys by telephone at 1-323-582-8881.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.