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Water Teether by Wintech

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

Affected products

Water Teether by Wintech

Product description

This recall involves packages of Water Teethers by Wintech. Each package contains two water-filled teethers, one is a yellow hand and one is a purple foot. The recalled teether can be identified by item number 1305 and UPC 4891464013059.

Hazard identified

Health Canada requires that infant teether fillings not contain any living micro-organisms. Testing by Health Canada of this teether product has revealed that the liquid filling of the teether is contaminated with the bacterium Staphylococcus warneri. This bacterium generally does not cause illness. However, it may cause infection in individuals with weakened immune systems, if the teether is punctured and the liquid from the teether is ingested.

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 787 of the recalled products were sold across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from February 2009 to June 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Playwell Enterprises Ltd.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled teethers away from children and return the product to the place of purchase.

For more information, consumers may contact Playwell Enterprises Ltd. by phone at 1-416-439-0044 or by e-mail at