2 Halloween costumes recalled due to fire danger
- October 14, 2008 3:55 PM
- By Peter Hadzipetros
Health Canada is recalling two Halloween costumes labelled "Feathered Witch" and "Chic Diva" that were made in China and Taiwan.
The feathers on the Halloween costumes do not meet the requirements for textile flammability under Canadian law. The costumes could easily catch fire if exposed to a flame or other heat sources such as candles, matches or lighters, and cause serious burns.
The costumes were imported by Rubie's Costume Co. Inc. (Canada), of Markham, Ont., and were sold between July 2005 and September 2008.
About 60 of the recalled Feathered Witch costumes were sold across Canada. The number of recalled Chic Diva costumes sold in Canada is not known.
Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these costumes.
The Chic Diva costume comes with a hat, shirt and pants. The costume has feathers around the hat, wrists of the shirt and ankles of the pants. The costume is made of 100 per cent polyester, exclusive of the trim, and is identified by:
- Item number 882732 with UPC 883028273263 sold only at Value Village stores.
- Or item number 18209 with UPC 082686182096 sold at other retail stores.
The Feathered Witch costume comes with a feather-trimmed hat and coat, dress and sash. The costume is made of 100 per cent polyester, exclusive of the trim, and is identified by item number 883801 with UPC 883028380169 sold at various retail stores.
Both Halloween costumes are also identified by CA22649.
Consumers are advised not to let their children wear the recalled Halloween costumes.
For more information, consumers may contact Rubie's Costume Co. Inc. (Canada) directly at 905-470-0300.
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