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Consumer product recall

Rubie's Costume Co. (Canada) recalls Secret Wishes "Kissable Kitty" costume

Starting date:
October 17, 2017
Posting date:
October 17, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Clothing and Accessories
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Identification number:

Affected products

Secret Wishes "Kissable Kitty" costume

Product description

This recall involves the "Kissable Kitty" costume from Rubie's Secret Wishes collection.

The costume comes in black and includes a dress, tail, headpiece, choker and glovelets and is available in the following sizes.
Product Name Size Model Number Bar Code/ UPC
Kissable Kitty Extra Small (XS) 888688 883028868841
Kissable Kitty Small (S) 888688 883028868858
Kissable Kitty Medium (M) 888688 883028868865
Kissable Kitty Large (L) 888688 883028868872


Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the marabou trim on the Secret Wishes "Kissable Kitty" costume does not meet the requirements for textile flammability under Canadian law.

If exposed to flame such as from candles, matches or lighters, the marabou trim 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 October 11, 2017, the company has 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 154 of the recalled costumes were sold in various stores across Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled costumes were sold from June 2012 to October 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China


Rubie’s Costume Co. (Canada)
2710 14th Avenue
Markham, ON
L3R 0J1
Rubie’s Costume Co., Inc.
1770 Walt Whitman Rd.
Melville. NY
Rubie's Enterprises Ltd
9/fl Bamboos Centre 52 Hung To Road
Kwun Tong, Kowloon

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What you should do

Consumers should not wear the recalled costume and dispose of it or return it to the store where it was purchased for a refund.

For additional information, consumers may contact Rubie's Customer Service at 1-905-470-0300 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. EST Monday through Friday. Consumers may also contact Rubie's Customer Service Manager, Marie McDonald at this email or Rubie's General Manager, Joel Reisman at this email for further information.

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.