Consumer product recall

Lamaze Chill Teether recalled due to microbial contamination

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Summary

Product
Lamaze Chill Teether
Issue
Consumer products - Microbial hazard
What to do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled teether and contact TOMY International, Inc. to initiate a replacement request.

Affected products

This recall involves Lamaze Chill Teether available in clear semi-transparent colour. The recalled teethers can be identified by item number Y5288L, UPC 071463052882 and production codes K1920ALP01 & E1920ALP01. Both item number and production code can be found directly on the back of product and packaging. Only teethers with production code K1920ALP01 or E1920ALP01, as indicated above, are included in this recall.

Issue

Under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, teether fillings must not contain any living microorganisms. Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the liquid filling in production code K1920ALP01 is contaminated with the bacteria Sphingomonas sp. Additional testing by TOMY International, Inc. determined production code E1920ALP01 is contaminated with the bacteria Staphylococcus epidermidis.

These bacteria are usually harmless but may cause an infection in children with weakened immune systems, if the toy is punctured and the liquid filling is ingested.

As of November 30th, 2022, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.

What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled teether and contact TOMY International, Inc. to initiate a replacement request.

For more information, consumers can contact TOMY International, Inc. by telephone at 1-866-725-4407 from 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday or visit the company website at http://recall.tomy.com.

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.

Additional information

Background

Number Sold

The company reported that 5,066 units of the product were sold in Canada.

Time Period Sold

The products were sold from July 2020 through November 2022.

Place of Origin

Manufactured in China

Details
Original published date: 2022-12-02
Alert / recall type
Consumer product recall
Category
Consumer product - Other
Companies

Distributor

TOMY International, Inc.

Oak Brook, Illinois

UNITED STATES

Published by
Health Canada
Audience
General public
Identification number
RA-72306