Latex-Free Magnetic Re-usable Water Balloons recalled due to ingestion hazard
Immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it.
This recall involves Latex-Free Magnetic Re-usable Water Balloons. The product comes in various colours and quantities. Product code: BY-MWB-1.
Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the magnets do not meet magnetic force requirements of the Toys Regulations and pose an ingestion hazard.
Small, powerful magnets can be easily swallowed by children of all ages, posing serious and potentially life-threatening risks.
When more than one powerful magnet is swallowed in a short period of time, the magnets can attract one another while moving through the intestines. This can cause the intestines to twist, creating blockages or tearing of the intestinal walls.
As of September 16th, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it. Refunds will be issued for the full purchase price.
For more information, consumers can contact TEMU Canada’s online customer support agent via www.temu.com/ca or TEMU’s mobile app. Support is available and monitored 24/7.
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 consumers 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.
The company reported that 1,357 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.
Time Period Sold
The affected products were sold from April 2023 to September 2023.
Place of Origin
Manufactured in China
Whaleco Canada Inc
1212-1175 Douglas Street
Victoria BC V8W 2E1
Yiwu Shuangxin Plastic Co.
1st Floor, No. 17 Kijinyi Street, Ersanli District, Yiwu City