U.S Versions of CHEM C1000 and Chemistry C500 recalled due to lack of bilingual warning statement labels

Starting date:
March 4, 2021
Posting date:
March 4, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-75073

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: CHEM C1000 and Chemistry C500 Science Experiment Kits.
  • Issue: The products lack Canadian bilingual warning statement labels.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using CHEM C1000 and Chemistry C500 Science Experiment Kits and dispose of the product according to municipal hazardous waste guidelines.

Affected products

CHEM C1000 and Chemistry C500 Science Experiment Kits

Product description

The recall affects selected Science Education Sets under the Thames & Kosmos brand.

The affected science education sets are called CHEM C1000 and Chemistry C500 Science Experiment Kits. All U.S. version production codes sold in Canada are recalled.

For the affected units of the CHEM C1000 set, the product number is 640118 and UPC is 814743010246. For the affected units of the Chemistry C500, the affected product number is 665012 and UPC 857853001513.

Please Note that Canadian versions of the C1000 and Chemistry C500, bearing bilingual packaging and required warning statements, are not included in this recall.

Hazard identified

The CHEM C1000 and Chemistry C500 Science Experiment Kits contain chemicals that have been sold in Canada without the required bilingual safety warning statements and labels. These labels direct the user to important safety information regarding use of the chemicals provided with the product and communicate recommended age suitability for use of the products.

As of February 24, 2021, the manufacturer has received no report of incidents or injuries in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 257 units of the CHEM C1000 and 360 units of the Chemistry C500 were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from December, 2012 to February, 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Germany

Companies

Retailer
Amazon.ca
410 Terry Ave. N
Seattle
98109
Washington
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
Thames & Kosmos
89 Ship Street, Providence Rhode Island
02903
Massachusetts
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using CHEM C1000 and Chemistry C500 Science Experiment Kits and dispose of the product according to municipal hazardous waste guidelines. 

For more information, consumers may contact Thames & Kosmos at 401-459-6787, Monday to Friday, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm 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.