Heinz by Nature - Lockdown Lovebaby Collection Baby Onesies recalled due to Chemical Hazard

Starting date:
February 18, 2021
Posting date:
February 18, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Chemical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-75027

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Heinz by Nature – Lockdown Lovebaby Collection Baby Onesies.
  • Issue: The onesies contain levels of lead and phthalates in excess of allowable limits.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the product and dispose of it in their household garbage.

Affected products

Heinz by Nature – Lockdown Lovebaby Collection Baby Onesies

Product description

This recall involves Heinz by Nature – Lockdown Lovebaby Collection Baby Onesies distributed to consumers as part of a promotion. The various white onesie designs were packaged in a carton with Heinz by Nature pouch, bib, and a paper pamphlet. The recalled onesies were sized for infants 0-3 months old.

The following texts appear on the various white onesies:

  • My parents didn't wear protective coverings in March 2020
  • I was my parents quarantine craft project
  • While you were hoarding TP my parents were making me
  • Mom and dad had to work from home so they got right down to business
  • My parents couldn't have friends over so they had me instead
  • My parents put more than sourdough 

Hazard identified

The onesies contain levels of lead and phthalates in excess of allowable limits and may pose a risk of exposure to children.

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.

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.

As of February 10th, 2021, the company has received no reports of incidents or injury in Canada.

Number sold

The company reported that 357 units of the affected product were distributed as part of a promotion in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were distributed as part of a promotion in January 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in India.

Companies

Distributor
Kraft Heinz Canada ULC
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Media Incite
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it in their household garbage. Consumers who received the affected product will receive a replacement onesie.

For more information, consumers may contact Kraft Heinz Canada by telephone toll-free at 1-855-268-6450, Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST, or on the company's 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.