If you recently purchased a children’s toy at Dollarama, you might to check if it’s been recalled.
Health Canada recently announced that a significant Dollarama recall involves the Skip Ball toy made of a pink ankle loop and a multicolored ball, attached together by a plastic cord.
The product number 14-1401338 can be found on the upper front part of the packaging and the UPC 667888025213 on the back.
According to the recall, the toy may contain levels of phthalates that exceed the allowable limit.
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Studies suggest that certain phthalates, including DEHP, may cause reproductive and developmental abnormalities in young children when soft vinyl products containing phthalates are sucked or chewed for extended periods.
The toy can be seen below:
As of July 27, 2018, Dollarama has not received any reports of incident or injuries related to the use of the Skip Ball toy.
Dollarama says approximately 516,125 units of the affected products were sold in Canada between January 2012 and July 27, 2018.
Anyone who has this toy should take it away from children and either dispose of it or return it to the store to obtain a refund (no receipt required).