Health Canada recalls 41 000 stuffed animals due to a choking hazard

Health Canada recalls 41 000 stuffed animals due to a choking hazard

Canada’s health regulator has issued a recall for 41 000 stuffed animals. There’s a choking hazard with the Dollar Tree Canada plush bunnies, Health Canada announced on its site.

The recall is for several 9-inch tall plush bunnies, pictured above. They are offered in blue, white, yellow purple or pink in color and are marked with UPC 639277700865.

“Health Canada’s sampling and evaluation program has determined that the affected products do not meet the Canadian safety requirements for toys. Health Canada’s testing found that the eyes and nose may possibly detach from the toy, posing a choking hazard to young children”, says the institution.

Toys sold in Canada from January 2018 until March 2018 are included in the recall. This is approximately 41 000 sold toys.

“As of March 23, 2018, neither Dollar Tree Canada nor Health Canada has received any consumer reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these toys in Canada”, Health Canada says.

“Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and discard in regular household garbage.”

“For more information, consumers may contact Dollar Tree Canada by telephone at 1-877-327-2512 Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. PST or visit the firm’s website.”

“Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being redistributed, sold or even given away in Canada”, reminds Health Canada.