Poopsie Cutie Tooties Surprise recalled due to chemical hazard

Starting date:
November 5, 2019
Posting date:
November 5, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Chemical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-71519

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Poopsie Cutie Tooties Surprise.
  • Issue: Toy does not meet the Canadian toy safety requirement for boric acid content.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and dispose of product or return to place of purchase.

Affected products

Poopsie Cutie Tooties Surprise

Product description

This product is sold in various colours as part of a surprise collection.  Each surprise contains a unicorn poop that can be opened on the bottom to reveal the slime surprise inside. The product affected by this recall is identified by item number 557036/557036X1 located above the UPC code on the package. The UPC code is 035051557036.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that this toy does not meet the Canadian toy safety requirements for 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 further reproductive health.

As of October 31, 2019, the company has received no reports of injury in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 655 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from June 2019 to October 2019 at Party City locations.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Importer
Party City Canada
North York
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and dispose of product or return to place of purchase.

For more information, consumers may contact Party City Canada by telephone at (416)631-8455 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm EST Monday through Friday or visit their Website for more contact information.

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.