Halloween Light-Up Skeleton and El Masks sold at Giant Tiger Stores recalled due to potential burn hazard
Consumers should immediately stop using the masks and return them to their local Giant Tiger store for a refund. Arthur C. Green/Health Canada Image
This recall by Health Canada involves Halloween Light-Up Skeleton and El Masks sold at Giant Tiger Stores Limited in Canada.
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The masks are plastic and can be secured with an attached elasticized band Health Canada Says. They have cutouts in the eye and nose areas and have thin coloured tubing around the eyes, nose, mouth and top edge of the masks.
The thin coloured tubing is shaped around the eye and mouth areas. The masks are operated with two AA batteries and when turned on, the thin coloured tubing lights up.
The wires underneath the mask may be exposed and come into contact with the face, posing a burn hazard, Health Canada warns.
As of October 30, 2019, the company has received 1 report of a exposed wire in Canada, which resulted in one minor burn injury.
Approximately 3,607 units of the affected product were sold in Canada. The affected products were sold from September 2019 to October 2019.
Consumers should immediately stop using the masks and return them to their local Giant Tiger store for a refund.
For more information, consumers may contact Giant Tiger consumer support at 1-833-848-4437 from Monday to Friday between 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. EST and Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, by email or visit their website.