Consumer product recall

6ixSlimes recalls various Slime toys

Starting date:
July 24, 2017
Posting date:
July 24, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Various Slime toys

Product description

This recall involves Slime toy products that children can stretch and squish with their hands. The soft slime mixture toy is available in a variety of colours, textures, and sizes.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the slime toys do not meet the Canadian toy safety requirements related to boric acid content.

Boric acid can be toxic to children if licked or swallowed. Children are more sensitive to boric acid toxicity than adults. High levels of boric acid ingestion may have long-term effects on a child's development and their future reproductive health.

The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits the manufacture, importation, advertisement or sale of a toy that does not meet the requirements set out in the Toys Regulations and other applicable regulations under the Act. The Toys Regulations state that toys must not contain boric acid or salts of boric acid where the acid or its salts can become accessible to a child during use.

As of July 17, 2017, 6ixSlimes has received no reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these toys in Canada.

Visit the Health Canada Advisory for related information on boric acid.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children sae when they play with toys, see the General Toy Safety Tips.

Number sold

Approximately 177 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from November 2016 to July 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and dispose of it.

For more information, consumers may contact 6ixSlimes through the 6ixSlimes Etsy store portal website.

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada.

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.