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Rubie's Costume Company recalls "Michael Myers" Children's Halloween Costume

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

"Michael Myers" Children's Halloween Costume

Product description

This recall involves the "Michael Myers" children's Halloween costume.This costume consists of a face mask and a jumpsuit.

The costume was sold in sizes medium and large and can be identified by numbers listed below.

"Michael Myers" costumes affected by the recall:
Size Model Number Batch Nubmer Date Code UPC
Medium 886790M 206281 June 2013 883028679065
Large 886790L 206281 June 2013 883028679072


Hazard identified

The inside portion of the face mask contains a phthalate, di(2-thylhexyl) (DEHP), which 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 250 units were sold at various retailers across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled costumes were 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 Halloween costume and return it to Rubie's or the retailer for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Rubie's Costume Co. Ltd. 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.