Consumer product recall

Party City recalls Fear Frenzy Ghoulish Glow Spider Beaded Necklace and Bracelet

Starting date:
September 29, 2014
Posting date:
September 29, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Chemical Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-41589

Affected products

Fear Frenzy Ghoulish Glow Spider Beaded Necklace and Bracelet

Product description

This recall involves the Fear Frenzy Ghoulish Glow Spider Beaded Necklaces and the Fear Frenzy Ghoulish Glow Spider Beaded Bracelets. The Ghoulish Glow bracelet and necklace have elongated glow in the dark beads with a black spider cord attaching the beads together.  The products can be identified by Model #HGLO-124 and UPC Code 72295019229, which can be located on the back panel of the packaging.

Hazard identified

The Ghoulish Glow Beaded necklace and bracelet contain a phthalate, di(2-thylhexyl) (DEHP), that exceeds the allowable limit. Studies suggest that certain phthalates, including DEHP, may cause reproductive and developmental abnormalities in young children when soft vinyl products containing phthalates are sucked or chewed for extended periods.

Neither Health Canada nor Party City has received any reports of consumer incidents or illnesses related to the use of these products.

For more information on the health risks of phthalates in children's products, see Health Canada's website.

Number sold

Approximately 52 units of the necklace and 31 of the bracelet were sold at Party City locations across Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from August 1, 2014 to September 3, 2014.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor

DM Merchandising

Elmhurst

Illinois

UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should stop using the recalled product and return it to their nearest Party City location for a full refund or store credit.

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.