J.B. Poitras children's table and stool set recalled due to lead in excess of allowable limit

Starting date:
June 12, 2020
Posting date:
June 12, 2020
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Chemical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-73293

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: J.B. Poitras children's table and stool set.
  • Issue: The recalled children's table and stool set contains lead in excess of allowable limit.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the product, discard the recalled components, and contact J.B. Poitras for a replacement product.

Affected products

Table and stool set # 340 manufactured by J.B. Poitras

Product description

This recall involves the table and stool set # 340 manufactured by J.B. Poitras. The set consists of four coloured stools in yellow, red, blue and green as well as a white table top with coloured legs in yellow, red, blue and green.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the yellow and red coatings applied to the stools and table legs contain lead in excess of the allowable limit established by the Surface Coatings Materials Regulations.

Lead is toxic if ingested, especially to children. A range of serious health effects have been associated with exposure to lead including anemia, vomiting, diarrhea, serious brain injury, convulsions, coma, as well as effects related to the liver, kidneys, heart and immune system. In extreme cases, there have been deaths. Since lead builds up in the body, ongoing exposure to even very small amounts of lead can result in large amounts of lead being present in the body.

For more information on the risks and symptoms, visit the Government of Canada's website pages Reduce your exposure to lead and Lead Information Package - Some Commonly Asked Questions About Lead and Human Health.

As of June 9, 2020, the company has received no reports or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 7 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from January 2014 to May 2020.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.

Companies

Manufacturer
J.B. Poitras
L'Islet
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product, discard the yellow and red stools and table leg components, and contact J.B. Poitras for a replacement product.

For more information, consumers can contact J.B. Poitras by telephone at (418) 247-5301, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, or by email.

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.