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RECALL: POOF-Slinky Inc. science kits

Health Canada reports the recall of various POOF-Slinky Inc. Scientific Explorer science kits.


The latest toy recall involves unsafe quantities of harmful substances and insufficient labelling.

Health Canada recently announced the recall of various POOF®-Slinky® Inc. science kits. Substances in the kits contain exceed the safety limits permitted under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and regulations—and thousands of these kits have been sold without the required safety labels and warnings.

Thankfully, no injuries or incidents have been reported.

Here’s a list of affected products:

Scientific Explorer Spa Science Kit
Scientific Explorer Disgusting Gags and Pranks Kit
Scientific Explorer My First Mind Blowing Science Kit
Scientific Explorer Ultimate Spa and Perfume Kit
Scientific Explorer Magic Science Wizards Kit
Scientific Explorer My First Fizzy Foam Science Kit
Ideal Spa-La-La Exotic Bath Kit
Ideal Yuck-O Make Your Own Goofs and Spoofs Kit

Please see the original Health Canada recall notice for a complete list of product and UPC numbers.

The recalled kits have been sold throughout Canada from August 2013 to November 2013.

If you have any of the recalled products:
Remove from children and return to place of purchase for full refund.

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