Health Canada

Health Canada

December 09, 2011 14:19 ET

Consumers Advised to Carefully Follow Updated Instructions for the Baby Bullet Food System

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 9, 2011) -

Editors' note: A photo is associated with this press release.

The issue:

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.

Who is affected:

Consumers who have purchased the Baby Bullet Food System.

What consumers should do

Obtain the new instructions regarding proper use and follow the cautionary safeguards in the updated instruction manual (http://www.babybullet.com/baby_bullet_user_manual.pdf).

• 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.

What Health Canada is doing:

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.

Products recalled/affected:

Baby Bullet Food Systems

These products were sold online and at various retailers.

Photos of the products are available at the following address: http://media3.marketwire.com/docs/bbullet-eng.JPG

For more information:

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.

Media enquiries related to this Advisory should be directed to Health Canada Media Relations at 613-957-2983.

How to report problems with consumer products

Incident Report - Consumer Product Safety Directorate
Health Canada
123 Slater Street
Ottawa, ON, Canada, K1A 0K9
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Contact Information

  • Media Inquiries:
    Health Canada
    613-957-2983

    Public Inquiries:
    613-957-2991
    1-866-225-0709