Infantino Seapal teether recall

On January 20, 2011 Infantino SeaPals Water Teethers sold by Winners have been recalled.

The Sea Pals Teethers are packaged in a box containing two teethers: a lobster-shaped teether and a fish-shaped teether with a yellow body and a liquid-filled blue tail. The Sea Pals Water Teethers can be identified by style number 153-3063 and UPC 773554030631.

What is the danger?

Health Canada requires that infant teether fillings not contain any living micro-organisms. Testing by Health Canada of the lobster teether has revealed that the liquid filling of the teether may be contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia tropica. These bacteria generally do not cause illness. However, the bacteria may cause infection in children with weakened immune systems, if the teether is punctured and the liquid filling from the teether is ingested.

At the time of the recall Health Canada has not received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

What should I do?

You should immediately take the recalled teethers away from children.

For more information, you may visit Infantino's website, contact Infantino at 1-888-808-3111 or by e-mail at moc.onitnafni|llacer#moc.onitnafni|llacer.

How many were sold and where?

There was an earlier recall of teethers in June 2009. Approximately 2,448 of the recalled Lobster Teether and 4,320 of the SeaPals Water Teethers products had been sold across Canada from June 2008 to June 2009.

The latest recall shows that approximately 570 of the recalled teethers were sold at Winners stores in Canada.

The recalled products were sold from October 2010 to December 2010.

These teethers were manufactured in China. The retailer of the recalled teethers is Winners Merchants International L.P. of Mississauga, Ontario