Edgewell Personal Care Canada, ULC Recalls Playtex Mealtime Plates and Bowls

Starting date:
October 3, 2017
Posting date:
October 3, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Choking Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-64530

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Edgewell Personal Care Canada, ULC

Affected products

Playtex Plates and Bowls with various colourful printed designs

Product description

This recall involves white polypropylene Playtex plates and bowls with colourful designs printed on the inside, a coloured rim on top, and a non-slip bottom. These BPA-free plates and bowls have various designs including cars, construction scenes, giraffes, princesses, superheroes, and more. The plates and bowls were sold separately and in sets, along with cups and cutlery.

The Playtex plates and bowls with the following UPC numbers are included in this recall:
Product UPC Number
Playtex DC Superfriends Bowls, 3 count 078300014409
Playtex DC Superfriends Plates, 2 count 078300014416
Playtex DC Superfriends Mealtime Set 078300014423
Playtex Bowls, 3 count 078300059110
Playtex Plates, 2 count 078300059134
Playtex Bowls, 6 count 078300007449
Playtex Plates, 4 count 078300007456
Playtex Toddler Mealtime Set 078300067375

Hazard identified

The clear plastic layer over the graphics can peel or bubble from the surface of the plates or bowls, posing a potential choking hazard to young children.

As of September 2017, the company has received four reports of choking in Canada, and no reports of serious injuries. In the United States, the company has not received any reports of incidents or injuries.

Number sold

Approximately 1.9 million units of the affected products were sold in Canada, and approximately 3.6 million units were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The product was sold in Canada between January 2010 and October 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Edgewell Personal Care Canada, ULC
Hanover
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
T.I.E. Plastic Manufacturing Ltd.
Guangdong
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected products and return the products to Edgewell for a full refund.

For more information, consumers can contact the company by telephone toll-free at 1-888-220-2075 from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST Mondays to Fridays. Consumers may also visit Playtex’s website for instructions.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’s website.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.