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NHL working with Canadian manufacturer on product recall

Tuesday, 06.30.2009 / 8:46 PM / News
Health Canada and The Home Game Inc. are recalling thousands of pacifiers adorned with logos of several NHL teams, including the Toronto Maple Leafs, after a choking risk was discovered.

Health Canada says that the handle and nipple parts of the "Little Sport Pacifiers," bearing the logos of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Calgary Flames, Detroit Red Wings, Edmonton Oilers, Montreal Canadiens, Ottawa Senators, Vancouver Canucks, and Team Canada, may become separated and the pieces may pose a choking or ingestion risk to children and infants.

So far Health Canada has received one report of an incident involving the separation of the handle and nipple portions of the pacifiers, but has received no reports of injuries.

Those with the pacifiers are urged to contact The Home Game Inc. at 1-800-563-6733 ext. 300 for instructions on how to return the pacifiers or how to dispose of them, and to also contact the company or Health Canada if they see any of these products for sale.

"NHL Enterprises is aware of the recall of The Home Game pacifiers bearing NHL logos," said NHL spokesperson Bernadette Mansur in a statement. "We have taken this matter very seriously from the outset and we have been working diligently to ensure that the manufacturer is taking all necessary and appropriate steps regarding the recall.  We encourage consumers to refer to the Safety Recall Notice from The Home Game or the Health Canada website for further information about identifying the affected products and for recall instructions."

-- Material from The Toronto Star was used in this report.
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