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Consumer product recall

Midwest Design Imports Inc. recalls "Touch of Nature" Fluffy Boas

Starting date:
October 4, 2017
Posting date:
October 4, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Flammability Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

"Touch of Nature" Fluffy Boas

Product description

This recall involves the "Touch of Nature" Fluffy Boas, consisting of sanitized natural feathers in the following colour and size.

Colour Size Barcode / UPC Product Number

2 yd (182 cm)

18 g (0.63 oz)


P.O.: 1212002, TONMBOA18-0112

P.O.: 1602003; TONMBOA18-041


Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the boa does not meet the requirements for textile flammability under Canadian law. If exposed to flame such as from candles, matches or lighters, the boa could catch fire and possibly cause burns to consumers.

The Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits the manufacture, importation, advertisement or sale of a textile product that does not meet the requirements set out in the Textile Flammability Regulations and other applicable regulations under the Act.

As of September 28, 2017, the company received no reports of consumer incidents in Canada, and no reports of injuries.

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 429 of the recalled costumes were sold at Gale’s Wholesale and Gale’s Wonderland establishments in Saskatchewan.

Time period sold

The recalled boas were sold from October 2008 to September 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Midwest Design Imports
13309 F street
Omaha, Nebraska
Henan Fukang Feather Co. LTD
Yi Yang road, Industruial area
Huangchuan, Henan

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What you should do

Consumers should not wear or allow their children to wear the recalled feather boa. The recalled feathered boas should be returned to Gale's Wholesale Ltd, 1602 Elliott St, Regina or Gale's Wonderland at 2002 Dewdney Ave, Regina for a refund.

For additional information, consumers may contact Raj Kumaran at Gale's Wholesale Ltd, at 306-757-8545 ext. 259 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. PST Monday through Friday or email. Consumers may also contact Joanne Betcher at 306-949-1266 for further information.

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.