Consumer Product Update - Health Canada warns of some dangerous Halloween products sold by Spirit Halloween

OTTAWA, Oct. 21, 2016 /CNW/ - 

Issue:

Health Canada is advising consumers to check all Spirit Halloween products on the list below due to ongoing health and safety concerns.

On several occasions, Spirit Halloween has agreed to voluntarily stop sale or recall products that do not meet Canadian health and safety regulatory requirements. However, Health Canada recently visited 45 stores across Canada and found that 23 stores continued to sell products that Spirit Halloween had previously agreed to stop selling or recall.

Health Canada is concerned with the continued sale of the following products sold by Spirit Halloween, some of which have been recalled or should no longer be available to consumers following a voluntary stop sale.  Health Canada will update this list if additional affected products are identified.

 

Product

Action Requested

Hazard Observed

Spirit Halloween 100 Purple String Lights (SKU 01163427 )

Recall

Fire hazard

 

Shock hazard due to loose wiring

Spirit Halloween 100 Orange String Lights (SKU 01163435)

Stop sale

Fire hazard

Spirit Halloween Pumpkin Tiki Torch (SKU 01154160)

Recall

Missing hazard labelling and child resistant cap

Spirit Halloween Skull Tiki Torch (SKU 01154178 )

Recall

Missing hazard labelling and child resistant cap

Spirit Halloween Feather Witch Hat (SKU 00643569)

Recall

Fire hazard

Spirit Feather White Angel Wings (SKU 01039627 )

Recall

Fire hazard

Spirit Feather Black Angel Wings (SKU 01039619)

Recall

Fire hazard

 

What you should do:

Consumers should not purchase the affected products listed above from Spirit Halloween and should check the Recalls and Safety Alerts Database for any products that were previously purchased. If you have a product that has been recalled, you should follow the actions described in the recall notice.

Consumers should keep checking this list for additional updates.

What Health Canada is doing:

Health Canada has requested an action plan from Spirit Halloween to outline how they will address these compliance issues. The Department is also following up on additional products to assess compliance and may take further actions, if required. Health Canada also continues to inspect stores and may seize non-compliant products, if identified.

Our Government is committed to help protect Canadians from potentially dangerous consumer products. Health Canada regularly tests consumer products on the Canadian market and will continue to monitor products to help keep consumers safe.

Report health or safety concerns:

If you experience a health or safety problem with any product that you use, report it to Health Canada and to the manufacturer or the retailer where it was bought.

More information:
Halloween Safety

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SOURCE Health Canada

For further information: Media Enquiries: Health Canada, (613) 957-2983; Public Enquiries: (613) 957-2991, 1-866 225-0709


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