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2011-12-10

Baby Bullet Food System (Health Canada Advisory)

The following safety information is from HSW:


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Health Canada is advising consumers to obtain updated user instructions for the Baby Bullet Food System.
The updated instructions remind consumers to make sure that the system's silicone gasket is installed correctly before each use. If not installed correctly, the gasket can come into contact with the moving blades, get cut into pieces, and mixed into the food. The resulting pieces are not likely to pose a choking hazard and are not toxic if ingested. The instructions also now indicate that the blade assembly, other plastic parts and gaskets be hand-washed to prevent the gasket from becoming loose.

Health Canada is advising consumers about the proper use of the Baby Bullet Food System after four incidents involving the product in Canada were reported to Health Canada and two additional incidents were reported to the manufacturer, Baby Bullet, LLC. These incidents did not result in any injuries. Health Canada liaised with Baby Bullet, LLC as the company updated the product's instruction manual and added additional labelling to the Baby Bullet Food System.

These products were sold online and at various retailers.

Recommended Actions:•Obtain the new instructions regarding proper use and follow the cautionary safeguards in the updated instruction manual.
•Inspect the gaskets prior to use to verify they are in good condition.
•Install the gaskets carefully and ensure the blade assembly is installed correctly so the gaskets do not dislodge or move easily during use.
•Inspect the gasket after each use to make sure it has not become loose.
•Hand-wash the blade holders and gaskets. Do not use automatic dishwashers for cleaning.
Consumers and health professionals wanting more information about this advisory from Health Canada can contact the Public Enquiries Line at 613-957-2991, or toll free at 1-866-225-0709.

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