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Archived – Children's umbrella with a yellow duck-shaped handle

Starting date:
November 1, 2007
Posting date:
November 1, 2007
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Clothing and Accessories, Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Poisoning Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500001587

Affected products

Children's umbrella with a yellow duck-shaped handle

Product description

Yellow Duck Handle Kids Umbrella, style # 79WWM

Hazard identified

Health Canada's testing demonstrates that the yellow colour used on the product contains lead in excess of the allowable level per the Canadian Hazardous Products Act. Lead is toxic if ingested by young children and can cause adverse health effects. No injuries or illness have been reported to A.C.I.

Health Canada has not received reports of illness or injury to Canadians related to the use of this product.

For more information on the risks and symptoms of lead exposure, visit the following Healthy Canadians page: Reduce your exposure to lead.

For the full Canadian press release and additional details, please visit the following website:
A.C.I. Accessory Concepts Inc.: Urgent Recall Notice: Children's umbrella - yellow duck handle.

Number sold

Approximately 2,000 units of this product were sold at Wal-Mart stores throughout Canada.

Time period sold

These products were sold from January 2005, through October 15, 2007.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
A.C.I. Accessory Concepts Inc.
Oakville
Ontario
CANADA
Retailer
Walmart Canada Inc.
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled item away from children.

The recalled item can be returned for a full refund at the store of its original purchase. No sales receipt is necessary. If the product is not returned, consumers are urged to carefully dispose of it in waste disposal so that the product cannot be reused.