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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:

Affected products

Darth Vader Gauntlet – Children's Gloves

Product description

This recall involves the "Star Wars Darth Vader" Gauntlet which are black faux leather children's Halloween costume gloves with a large cuff.

"Darth Vader" Gauntlet/Gloves affected by the recall:
Item Model Batch Number Date Code UPC
Gauntlet/Gloves 1196 205737 June 2013 082686011969


Hazard identified

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.

Number sold

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
Richmond Hill

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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.