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Consumer product recall

Michaels recalls ArtMinds Craft boa

Starting date:
September 22, 2014
Posting date:
September 22, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Flammability Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

ArtMinds Craft Boa

Product description

This recall involves a black-colored feather boa with Universal Product Code (UPC) 400100633083 and SKU 072012. It is 1.8 metres (6 feet) long. The product is used for craft projects.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that this feather boa does not meet the requirements for textile flammability under Canadian law.

If exposed to flames such as from candles, matches or lighters, the feather boa could catch fire and possibly cause burns to consumers.

Neither The Michaels Companies, Inc. nor Health Canada has received reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadian related to the use of these feather boas.

For tips to help consumers celebrate Halloween safely, see the following Health Canada's publications: Halloween Safety and Reminding Canadians to have a safe Halloween.

Number sold

Approximately 4,073 of the recalled feather boas were sold at Michaels stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled feather boas were sold from March 2009 to September 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



Cixi Horngshy A Feather Co., Ltd.



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What you should do

Consumers should not use or wear the recalled feather boa. Customers should return it to a Michaels store for a refund or dispose of it.

For additional information, consumers may contact The Michaels Companies, Inc., toll-free at 1-800-642-4235 between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. CST Monday through Friday or visit the Michael's 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.