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Recall - POOF-Slinky Volcano and Chemistry Kits

Web posted on January 21, 2014

Health Canada is issuing a product safety recall for POOF-Slinky/Scientific Explorer Lava-Blasting Volcano Kit and POOF-Slinky/Scientific Explorer My First Chemistry Kit

Products affected by this recall:
Product NameManufacturer ReferenceUPC
Lava-Blasting Volcano KitOS6802003781968020032
My First Chemistry KitOSA508781968005084

Neither Health Canada nor POOF-Slinky Inc. have received any reports of incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of these products. Consumers should immediately take the recalled kits away from children and return it to the store where purchased for a refund

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that the recalled kits contain hazardous chemicals and have been sold in Canada without the required safety warning statements and labels. These labels direct the user to important safety information regarding use of the chemicals provided with the product.

In addition, it has been identified that the Lava-Blasting Volcano Kit contains a substance in a quantity which exceeds that allowed under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act and its Regulations. Inclusion of prohibited quantities of substances and a lack of required labelling can both lead to serious adverse health effects.

The recalled kits were manufactured in the United States by Poof Slinky Inc., Plymouth, Minnesota. The recalled science education kits were sold from August 2013 to November 2013. Approximately 912 of the recalled Lava-Blasting Volcano Kits and 456 of the My First Chemistry Kits were sold in Canada.

For more information on this or other Health Canada consumer product advisories, warnings, and recalls, visit the website at

To report consumer product incidents to Health Canada, visit the website for reporting instructions.

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