Consumer product recall

Les Produits Arboreka recalls BOKA pacifiers

Starting date:
June 30, 2016
Posting date:
June 30, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

BOKA pacifiers made of maple wood with nipples made of silicone or latex

Product description

This recall involves BOKA pacifiers made of maple wood with nipples made of silicone or latex (sizes 0–6 months and 6–18 months) that were sold exclusively during the Montreal Parents and Kids Fair on April 9 to 12, 2015, at the manufacturer's (Les Produits Arboreka) kiosk.

Pacifiers made and sold after the Parents and Kids Fair in April 2015, either in retail outlets or online, are NOT affected by this recall.

The recalled pacifiers have the following characteristics (see the image on the left):

  1. lack of engraving of the Boka trademark on the guard;
  2. the guard is slimmer;
  3. the edges of the guard are more sanded and irregularly sanded;
  4. the groove around the button has machining irregularities.

Hazard identified

The button on the pacifier can detach from the guard, which presents a choking hazard for young children.

One incident, in Canada, when the button detached was reported to Health Canada and Les Produits Arboreka Inc. No injuries were reported.

Number sold

Approximately 142 boxes containing two pacifiers each were sold in Canada. 

Time period sold

The recalled pacifiers were sold at the Montreal Parents and Kids Fair from April 9 to 12, 2015.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Québec. Canada.



Produits Arboreka Inc.




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What you should do

Consumers should immediately remove the pacifiers from children’s reach and determine if their pacifiers are affected by this recall. It they are, parents should destroy the pacifiers by cutting off the nipple with scissors and breaking the guard and button with a pair of pliers or a hammer and throw the whole pacifier in the garbage. Consumers can contact Les Produits Arboreka Inc. to obtain a new product in exchange.

For more information, consumers can contact Les Produits Arboreka Inc. toll free at 855-545-0545, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (EST), from Monday to Friday.

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.