Consumer product recall

Dollar Novelty (Karapelle Inc) recalls Barrel-O-Slime Toy

Starting date:
October 15, 2018
Posting date:
October 15, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Barrel-O-Slime Toy

Product description

This recall involves the Barrel-O-Slime toy sold in green, yellow, purple and red plastic containers with item number SL-102 and universal product code (UPC) 829841002420. The item number and UPC can be found on a white sticker located on the side of the slime container.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined the Barrel-O-Slime toy does 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.

As of October 4, 2018 Dollar Novelty has received no reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these toys in Canada.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see the General Toy Safety Tips and how to use arts and crafts materials safely.

Number sold

Approximately 4, 985 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from February 2018 to October 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Karapelle Inc (Doing business as Dollar Novelty)




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled slime toys away from children and dispose of them in their regular household garbage.

For more information, consumers can contact Dollar Novelty by telephone at 403-802-1398, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. MT Monday to Friday, or by email.

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.