Health Canada is recalling over 500,000 Skip Ball toys sold at Dollarama that may contain levels of phthalates that exceed the allowable limit.
The popular Skip Ball toys have a pink ankle loop and a multicolored ball, attached together by a plastic cord. The product number 14-1401338 can be found on the upper front part of the packaging and the UPC 667888025213, on the back.
According to studies, 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.
Health Canada says approximately 516,125 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.
As of July 27, 2018, Dollarama has not received any reports of incident or injuries related to the use of the Skip Ball toy.