Health Canada Recalls ALEX Hoops Bath Toy

Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 08:56 AM

Health Canada has issued a recall on a bath toy sold at Mastermind Toys locations across the country.

The ALEX Hoops for Tub Bath toy includes 3 soft plastic balls along with a basketball net with 2 suction cups.

Health Canada says the balls do not meet regulations and could pose a chemical hazard.

Specifically the toys contain a phthalate, Di(2-ethylhexyl) Phthalate (DEHP), that exceeds the allowable limit.

Studies suggest that certain phthalates, including DEHP, may cause reproductive and developmental abnormalities in young children when soft vinyl products containing phthalates.

As of this month, there have been no reports of incidents in Canada and no reports of injuries.

The recalled product was sold from September 2017 to February 2018.

Model/Item Number UPC Batch Code
694 731346069405 ALEX 32516-P1O1694