Health Canada warns of some dangerous Halloween products sold by Spirit Halloween

Starting date:
October 21, 2016
Type of communication:
Advisory
Subcategory:
Miscellaneous
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Important Safety Information
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-60710

Issue

Health Canada is advising consumers to check all Spirit Halloween products on the list below due to ongoing health and safety concerns.

On several occasions, Spirit Halloween has agreed to voluntarily stop sale or recall products that do not meet Canadian health and safety regulatory requirements. However, Health Canada recently visited 45 stores across Canada and found that 23 stores continued to sell products that Spirit Halloween had previously agreed to stop selling or recall.

Health Canada is concerned with the continued sale of the following products sold by Spirit Halloween, some of which have been recalled or should no longer be available to consumers following a voluntary stop sale.  Health Canada will update this list if additional affected products are identified.

Product Action Requested Hazard Observed
Spirit Halloween 100 Purple String Lights (SKU 01163427 ) Recall Fire hazard Shock hazard due to loose wiring
Spirit Halloween 100 Orange String Lights (SKU 01163435) Stop sale Fire hazard
Spirit Halloween Pumpkin Tiki Torch (SKU 01154160) Recall Missing hazard labelling and child resistant cap
Spirit Halloween Skull Tiki Torch (SKU 01154178 ) Recall Missing hazard labelling and child resistant cap
Spirit Halloween Feather Witch Hat (SKU 00643569) Recall Fire hazard
Spirit Feather White Angel Wings (SKU 01039627 ) Recall Fire hazard
Spirit Feather Black Angel Wings (SKU 01039619) Recall Fire hazard
Spirit Spider and Puppy Belly Baby Halloween costumes (SKUs 07126162, 07126170, 01301415, 01301423) Recall Choking hazard

 

What you should do

Consumers should not purchase the affected products listed above from Spirit Halloween and should check the Recalls and Safety Alerts Database for any products that were previously purchased. If you have a product that has been recalled, you should follow the actions described in the recall notice.

Consumers should keep checking this list for additional updates.

Report health or safety concerns

If you experience a health or safety problem with any product that you use, report it to Health Canada and to the manufacturer or the retailer where it was bought.

Media enquiries

Health Canada
(613) 957-2983

Public enquiries

(613) 957-2991
1-866 225-0709

What Health Canada is doing

Health Canada has requested an action plan from Spirit Halloween to outline how they will address these compliance issues. The Department is also following up on additional products to assess compliance and may take further actions, if required. Health Canada also continues to inspect stores and may seize non-compliant products, if identified.

Our Government is committed to help protect Canadians from potentially dangerous consumer products. Health Canada regularly tests consumer products on the Canadian market and will continue to monitor products to help keep consumers safe.

For more information

 

Halloween Safety