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Natursutten Liquid-filled Teethers

Starting date:
November 16, 2009
Posting date:
November 16, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Affects children, pregnant or breast feeding women
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Contamination
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002137

Affected products

Natursutten Liquid-filled Teethers

Product description

This recall involves fish and apple shaped liquid-filled teethers by Natursutten. The teethers are made from EVAtane, filled with water, and labelled as phthalate-free, silicone-free, and BPA-free.

The fish teether is a blue teething ring that is in the shape of a fish; the packaging has UPC 894654002875.

The apple teether is a yellow teething ring in the shape of an apple; the packaging has UPC 894654002868.

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 may be contaminated with the bacteria Bacillus sphaericus/fusiformis. 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 or enters open wounds.

Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or illnesses 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 Health Canada's Toy Safety Tips.

Number sold

Approximately 1,160 units of the recalled fish teether and 1,385 units of the recalled apple teether were sold at independent children's stores and by on-line retailers of children's products across Canada.

Time period sold

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

Place of origin

Manufactured in Germany.

Companies

Importer
Monarch Distributing Limited
Waterloo
Ontario
CANADA
Distributor
EcoBaby Aps
DENMARK

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled teethers away from children and return them to the store where purchased for a full credit.

For more information, consumers may contact Monarch Distributing at info@monarchdistributing.ca.