Health Canada has recalled tens of thousands of baby safety gates after its surface coating was found to have an excess of barium — a chemical element toxic to humans.
The product, branded as the Bily Retractable Safety Gate, is produced by Elfe Juvenile Products and is sold across the country.
According to Health Canada’s recall notice, an estimated 26,108 of the gates were sold in Canada from June to December 2019.
Symptoms of barium poisoning may include vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, muscle weakness and even paralysis if left untreated. The chemical may be found in commercial and medical items.
The company has not received any injury reports in Canada as of Jan. 10, 2020.