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Infantino SeaPals Water Teethers sold by Winners

Starting date:
January 20, 2011
Posting date:
January 20, 2011
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Childrens' Products, Clothing and Accessories, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public (GP)
Identification number:

Affected products

Infantino SeaPals Water Teethers sold by Winners

Product description

This recall involves Sea Pals Water Teethers by Infantino.

The Sea Pals Teethers are packaged in a box containing two teethers: a lobster-shaped teether 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.

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 Health Canada's Toy Safety Tips.

Number sold

Approximately 2000 of the recalled teethers were sold at Winners stores in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from October 2010 to December 2010.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Winners Merchants International L.P.

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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 Web site, contact Infantino at 1-888-808-3111 or by e-mail at

For information on the June 2009 recall related to this product, visit: Lobster Teether and SeaPals Water Teether by Infantino.