CLS Sales Inc. recalls DIY Shake Slime due to chemical hazard

Starting date:
September 3, 2019
Posting date:
September 3, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Chemical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-70873

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: DIY Shake Slime
  • Issue: DIY Shake Slime toys do not meet the Canadian toy safety requirements related to boric acid content.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and dispose of the product.

Affected products

DIY Shake Slime

Product description

This recall involves the DIY Shake Slime toy. The toy is a make your own slime kit containing a powder that requires the addition of water. The toy may also contain confetti or glitter and is available in various colors.

The following products are a part of this recall:
Product Name Item Number
DIY Glitter Shake Slime 13369
DIY Confetti Shake Slime 13370
DIY Scented Scent Shake Slime 13371
DIY 3 in 1 Shake Slime 13372
DIY Large Shake Slime Kit 13583
DIY Glow Shake Slime 13584
DIY Galaxy Shake Slime 13585

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the DIY Shake Slime toys do not meet the Canadian toy safety requirements related to boric acid content.

Boric acid can be toxic to children if licked or swallowed. Children are more sensitive to boric acid toxicity than adults. High levels of boric acid ingestion may have long-term effects on a child’s development and their future reproductive health.

As of August 25, 2019, CLS Sales Inc. has received no reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these toys in Canada.

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 and how to use arts and crafts materials safely.

Number sold

Approximately 9,564 units of the recalled toys were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from December 2018 to August 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Importer
CLS Sales Inc.
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Yiwu Haucheng Toys Co. Limited
Zhejiang
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and dispose of the product.

For more information, consumers may contact CLS Sales Inc. by telephone at 1-416-321-9009, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm (EST).

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.