Slime Smoothies Borax packet recalled due to chemical hazard
Immediately stop using the recalled product and dispose of it according to municipal hazardous waste guidelines.
Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the Borax powder packet provided with Slime Smoothies’ slimes do not meet the Canadian toy safety requirements related to boric acid content.
Boric acid can be toxic to children if licked or swallowed. Children are more sensitive to boric acid toxicity than adults. High levels of boric acid ingestion may have long-term effects on a child's development and their future reproductive health.
As of October 16, 2023, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada.
What you should do
Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled Borax powder and dispose of it according to municipal hazardous waste guidelines.
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 consumers 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.
The company reported that 375 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.
Time Period Sold
The affected products were sold from May 2023 to October 2023.
Place of Origin
Manufactured in Canada
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