Halloween Light-Up Skeleton and El Masks recalled due to potential burn hazard

Starting date:
October 31, 2019
Posting date:
October 31, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-71507

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Halloween Light-Up Skeleton and El Masks.
  • Issue: The wires underneath the mask may be exposed and come into contact with the face, posing a burn hazard.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the masks and return them to their local Giant Tiger store for a refund.

Affected products

Halloween Light-Up Skeleton and El Masks

Product description

This recall involves Halloween Light-Up Skeleton and El Masks. The masks are plastic and can be secured with an attached elasticized band. They have cut outs in the eye and nose areas, and have thin coloured tubing around the eyes, nose, mouth and top edge of the masks. The thin coloured tubing is shaped around the eye and mouth areas. The masks are operated with 2 AA batteries and when turned on, the thin coloured tubing lights up.

The following models are affected:
Product SKU UPC
Halloween Light-Up Skeleton and El Masks 935713 774223372229
929809 774223375138

 

Hazard identified

The wires underneath the mask may be exposed and come into contact with the face, posing a burn hazard.

As of October 30, 2019, the company has received 1 reports of an exposed wire in Canada, which resulted in a one minor burn injury.

Number sold

Approximately 3,607 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from September 2019 to October 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
Giant Tiger Stores Limited
Ottawa
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
PDC Product Design Canopy Ltd.
Kowloon-Hong Kong
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the masks and return them to their local Giant Tiger store for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Giant Tiger consumer support at 1-833-848-4437 from Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, by email or visit their website.

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.