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Teether in Baby Medical Kit by Elegant Baby

Starting date:
June 1, 2009
Posting date:
June 1, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Microbial Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002037

Affected products

Teether in Baby Medical Kit by Elegant Baby

Product description

This recall involves the liquid-filled teether that was sold as part of the Elegant Baby medical kit for infants. The kit includes a brush, comb, thermometer, nail clipper, measuring spoon, and suction bulb. The teether is made of uncoloured rubber, filled with liquid, and is in the shape of a pretzel. The medical kit that includes the teether can be identified by UPC 77539953534.

Hazard identified

Health Canada requires that infant teether fillings not contain any living micro-organisms. Testing by Health Canada has revealed that the liquid filling of the teether is contaminated with the bacteria Bacillus circulans. This bacteria generally does not cause illness, however the bacteria may be harmful to children 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 700 of the recalled products were sold across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 2006 to May 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
CCR Gifts
Midland
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled teethers away from children.

For more information, consumers may contact CCR Gifts toll-free at 1-866-989-3622 or by e-mail at james@ccrgifts.ca.