Toysmith Slime Suckers recalled due to Chemical Hazard

Starting date:
September 4, 2019
Posting date:
September 4, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Chemical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-70883

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Toysmith brand Slime Suckers
  • Issue: Toysmith brand Slime Suckers do not meet the Canadian toy safety requirements related to boric acid content.
  • What to do: Immediately stop using the toy and dispose of it or contact the retailer for a refund.

Affected products

Toysmith Slime Suckers

Product description

This recall involves Toysmith brand Slime Suckers. The toy has a purple or blue head figure, with green slime. The product may be identified by Item # 20057 or UPC 085761220225.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined the Slime Suckers toy does 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 30, 2019, the company has received no reports of injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 2,736 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 2016 to August 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
Great West Wholesale
Vancouver
British Columbia
CANADA
Manufacturer
Natty Boy Toys Co. Ltd.
Yiwu City, Zhejiang
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumer should immediately take the recalled slime toy away from children and dispose of it in regular household garbage or contact the place of purchase for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Great West Wholesale by telephone at 1-800-901-9588 or by email.

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.