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Consumer product recall

Rhode Island Novelty recalls 6’ Black & Gold Tinsel Boa

Starting date:
September 28, 2017
Posting date:
September 28, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Flammability Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

6' Black & Gold Tinsel Boa

Product description

This recall involves a 6' Black & Gold Tinsel Boa, with UPC 097138638786 and item number FB-BBKGT that was distributed by various retailers and events.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that these feather boas do not meet the flammability requirements for textile products under Canadian law.

If exposed to a flame source, such as from candles, matches or lighters, the feathers on the boa could catch fire and possibly cause burns and injury 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, Rhode Island Novelty 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 publications: Halloween Safety and Reminding Canadians to have a safe Halloween.

Number sold

Approximately 170 units of the affected product were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled product was sold from 2011 to 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Rhode Island Novelty
350 Commerce Drive
Fall River, MA
Best Fame Int’l trading CO Ltd
Room 301 No 18 685 Jinyang Rd Pudong, 86-551-5339876

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled products and dispose of them.  Consumers can contact Rhode Island Novelty for a refund.

For more information or to obtain a refund, consumers may contact Rhode Island Novelty at 1-800-528-5599 from 9 a.m to 5 p.m ET Monday through Friday or online.

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.