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Rubie's Costume Company recalls"Darth Vader" Gauntlet
- Starting date:
- July 4, 2014
- Posting date:
- July 4, 2014
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Chemical Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Darth Vader Gauntlet – Children's Gloves
This recall involves the "Star Wars Darth Vader" Gauntlet which are black faux leather children's Halloween costume gloves with a large cuff.
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The costume gloves contain a phthalate, di(2-thylhexyl) (DEHP), that exceeds the allowable limit. Studies suggest that certain phthalates, including DEHP, may cause reproductive and developmental abnormalities in young children when soft vinyl products containing phthalates are sucked or chewed for extended periods.
Neither Health Canada nor Rubie's Costume Company has received any reports of incident or injuries related to the use of this Halloween costume.
For further information on phthalates in children's products, see Health Canada's Website.
Approximately 161 units of the recalled product were sold in Canada at various retailers.
Time period sold
The recalled product was sold from July 2013 to October 31, 2013.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
Rubie's Costume Company
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return it to Rubie's or the retailer for a refund.
For more information, consumers may contact Rubie's Costume Co. Inc. at 905-470-0300.
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.