Consumer product recall

i play., inc. Recalls Glass Food Storage Cubes Due to Injury Hazard

Starting date:
January 28, 2016
Posting date:
January 28, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Product Safety
General Public
Identification number:

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and i play., incorporated.

Affected products

Green sprouts® glass food cubes

Product description

The recalled glass food storage cubes are sold in a set of four with coloured rubberized plastic lids and fit into one storage tray. The cubes are sold in 2-ounce (60 mL) and 4-ounce (118 mL) sizes.

The lid colours and trays of the affected lot of 2-ounce (60 mL) cubes include blue, green and pink. The lid colours and trays of the affected 4-ounce (118 mL) cubes include blue, green, pink and yellow. "green sprouts" is molded into each plastic lid, on the edges of the matching plastic storage tray and on the bottom of each quadrant of the storage tray. "green sprouts® by i play., Inc."  and "Made in China" are molded into the bottom of each glass cube.

On the bottom of the plastic storage tray is a tracking dial with one of the following markings:

  • An arrow that points to "11" and the numbers on the sides of the arrow read "4" on the left of the arrow and "1" on the right.
  • An arrow that points to "5" and the numbers on the sides of the arrow read "1" on the left of the arrow and "5" on the right.

Hazard identified

The glass containers can break unexpectedly, posing a risk of injury.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products.

In the United States, i play. has received 15 reports of incidents, and the CPSC is aware of eight additional incidents from online reviews. No injuries were reported.

Number sold

Approximately 239 of the recalled glass food cubes were sold in Canada through various retailers. Approximately 68,400 of the recalled glass food cubes were sold in the United States through various retailers.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from June 2015 through December 2015 in Canada and the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.



i play., incorporated


North Carolina


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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled food cubes and contact i play. for instructions on receiving a coupon for the retail price good toward the purchase of a new i play. product and shipping.

For more information, consumers can contact i play. toll-free at 800-876-1574 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Consumers may also contact the company by email or online at the i play website and click on the "Health & Safety" link at the bottom of the right side of the homepage under the Support column for more information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission’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.

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.