Manhattan Toy teethers recalled over possible bacteria contamination

Health Canada has recalled a number of Manhattan Toy-brand teethers because they may be contaminated with bacteria.

The Cosmic teether is a combination of a liquid-filled teether and a fabric rattle intended for infants three months and older.

Health Canada recalled the teether because its gel filling may be contaminated by the bacterium Bacillus cereus.

It may cause illness for those with weakened immune systems if the teether is punctured and the user consumes some of the liquid inside.

There have been no reports of injuries or adverse reactions associated with the products.

Around 5,600 of the teethers were sold across Canada between July 2005 to June 2009.

Parents are advised to stop children from using the teether, and can contact Manhattan Toy at 1-800-541-1345 for more information.