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Rexall Water Teethers

Starting date:
June 1, 2009
Posting date:
June 1, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Microbial Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002030

Affected products

Rexall Water Teethers

Product description

This recall involves the Rexall Water Teethers. The teether is filled with liquid and shaped like either a hand or a foot. The product was intended for infants between 3 to 18 months. The recalled teether can be identified by UPC 771058024101.

Hazard identified

Health Canada requires that infant teether fillings not contain any living micro-organisms. Testing by Health Canada of these teethers has revealed that the filling of the teethers are contaminated with mould and the bacteria Bacillus coagulans. Exposure to moulds may cause allergic reactions in some individuals while exposure to Bacillus coagulans generally does not cause illness.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see Toy Safety.

Number sold

Approximately 7,592 of the recalled teethers were distributed across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from July 2007 to June 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Thailand.

Companies

Distributor
Katz Group Canada Limited/Pharma Plus Drugmart
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled teethers away from children and return the product to the nearest store that carries Rexall Products for a full refund. Examples of such stores are Rexall, Pharmaplus, IDA, Guardian, and the Medicine Shoppe.

For more information, consumers may contact the Rexall Customer Service Team at 1-877-378-4100.