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Recall - Darth Vader Gauntlet Children's Gloves

Web posted on July 08, 2014

This recall involves the "Star Wars Darth Vader" Gauntlet which are black faux leather children's Halloween costume gloves with a large cuff.

The costume gloves contain a phthalate, di(2-thylhexyl) (DEHP), that exceeds the allowable limit. Studies suggest that certain phthalates, including DEHP, may cause reproductive and developmental abnormalities in young children when soft vinyl products containing phthalates are sucked or chewed for extended periods.

"Darth Vader" Gauntlet/Gloves affected by the recall:
ItemModelBatch NumberDate CodeUPC
Gauntlet/Gloves1196205737June 2013082686011969

Neither Health Canada nor Rubie's Costume Company has received any reports of incident or injuries related to the use of this Halloween costume.

The recalled product was sold from July 2013 to October 31, 2013. Approximately 161 units of the recalled product were sold in Canada at various retailers.

The affected product was manufactured in China by Rubie's Costume Company, Richmond Hill, UNITED STATES

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled product and return it to Rubie's or the retailer for a refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Rubie's Costume Co. Inc. at 905-470-0300.

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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