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Lobster Teether and SeaPals Water Teethers by Infantino

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

Lobster Teether and SeaPals Water Teethers by Infantino

Product description

This recall involves the Lobster Teether and the Sea Pals Water Teethers by Infantino.

The Lobster Teether body is red and is in the shape of a lobster, with liquid-filled purple claws and can be identified by style number 150-3058 and UPC 773554030587.

The Sea Pals Teethers are packaged in a box containing two teethers: the Lobster Teether (as previously described) and a fish-shaped teether with a yellow body and a liquid-filled blue tail. The Sea Pals Water Teethers can be identified by style number 153-3063 and UPC 773554030631.

Hazard identified

Health Canada requires that infant teether fillings not contain any living micro-organisms. Testing by Health Canada of the lobster teether has revealed that the liquid filling of the teether may be contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia tropica. These bacteria generally do not cause illness. However, the bacteria may cause infection in children with weakened immune systems, if the teether is punctured and the liquid filling from the teether is ingested.

Neither Health Canada nor Infantino have 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 2 448 of the recalled Lobster Teether and 4 320 of the SeaPals Water Teethers products have been sold across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from June 2008 to June 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Infantino LLC
San Diego
Tel: 1-888-808-3111

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled teethers away from children.

For more information, consumers may visit Infantino's website, or contact Infantino at 1-888-808-3111 or by e-mail at