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Archived – Slimosaurus Blow Up Goop with a Dinosaur Fossil

Starting date:
December 23, 2009
Posting date:
December 23, 2009
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety, Poisoning Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500002179

Affected products

Slimosaurus Blow Up Goop with a Dinosaur Fossil

Product description

This recall involves the Slimosaurus balloon-blowing kits by Dollarama. The recalled products are labelled as "Slimosaurus Blow Up Goop with a Dinosaur Fossil" and can be identified by item #08-0804322. The product comes in 8 different styles and colours.

Hazard identified

Testing by Health Canada has determined that these products contain organic solvents; children's balloon blowing kits that contain organic solvents have been banned in Canada since 1973.

When children blow balloons with these kits, they are exposed to and may inhale the vapours of the solvents that are present. Children can be fascinated with these products, using them for extended periods of time, which may lead to early symptoms of central nervous system depression or dysfunction, including euphoria, hallucinations, dizziness, and difficulties with coordination of voluntary movements. Prolonged exposure can lead to more serious symptoms including muscle twitching, unconsciousness, and coma.

Neither Health Canada nor Dollarama have received reports of illness or injury related to the use of the Slimosaurus balloon blowing kits.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see Healthy Canadians' General toy safety tips.

Number sold

Approximately 310,040 of the recalled product were sold at Dollarama stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from April 2007 to November 2009.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Dollarama Inc.
Montreal
Quebec
CANADA
Tel: 1-888-755-1006

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take these balloon blowing kits away from children.

They should be safely disposed of in regular household trash in such a way that they cannot be re-used. For more information, consumers may contact Dollarama Customer Service at 1-888-755-1006 (extension 1000).