Health Canada has ordered Elfe Juvenile Products to recall its Newbie 3-Pack Ring Chill Cool Soother Teether due to bacterial contamination.
according to an alert issued On Wednesday by the agency, the affected products were sold between March and November 2022 and were contaminated with the bacteria Bacillus cereus, Health Canada‘s Sampling and evaluation program has been found.
Approximately 10,686 units of the affected tethers were sold across Canada by major retailers and independent retailers, Elfe Juvenile Products and Love n’ Care Ltd. Press release,
Although these bacteria do not usually cause illness in healthy individuals, they can affect children with weakened immune systems, said a statement on Health Canada’s website.
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Health Canada states that if the teether is punctured and the liquid filling is swallowed, babies may experience “abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea.”
The recalled products are available in purple, aqua and pink or green, orange, blue.
On the back of the packaging, consumers can find the model number 537169, UPC 6 27972 53716 9 and the embossed lot number M2K18V.
The lot number can also be found on the tether’s chamfer.
Health Canada advises consumers with the affected product to “discontinue use of the recalled teethers immediately” and to contact Elfe Juvenile Products through their Web Page for a free replacement tether.