Consumer product recall

Genius Premium Craft Boxes recalls Do-It-Yourself Slime Kits

Starting date:
August 14, 2018
Posting date:
August 14, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Chemical Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Do-It-Yourself Slime Kits

Product description

This recall involves Genius Premium Craft Boxes Do It Yourself Slime Kits available in three different types: Flubber Slime, Chalkboard Paint Slime and Alien Slime

Hazard identified

Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined the Do-It-Yourself Slime Kits 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.

As of August 14, 2018 Genius Premium Craft Boxes 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 55 units of the recalled slime kits were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled slime kits were sold from March 2018 to August 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.



Genius Premium Craft Boxes


Nova Scotia


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled slime kits away from children and dispose of them in their regular household garbage or contact Genius Premium Craft Boxes for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Genius Premium Craft Boxes by telephone at 1-902-880-4554, from 10:00 to 5:00 pm (ADT) 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.