Dollar Tree Canada recalls Cuddly Cousins Plush Bear

Starting date:
December 20, 2013
Posting date:
December 20, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Choking Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-37339

Affected products

Cuddly Cousins Plush Bear

Product description

This recall involves the Cuddly Cousins Plush bear.  These plush bears are approximately 23 centimetres (9 inches) tall and come in various shades of brown. These plush bears can be identified by the UPC code 639277959140 located on the label.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has revealed that the hard plastic eyes can detach from these plush bears. These small parts pose a choking hazard to young children.

Neither Health Canada nor Dollar Tree has received reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of these plush toys.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see Health Canada's General Toy Safety tips.

Number sold

Approximately 18,583 of the recalled plush toy identified above were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled plush toys were sold from February 2013 to December 2013 at Dollar Tree Canada and Dollar Giant retailers across Canada.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
DTSC Imports
Burnaby
British Columbia
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled plush toys away from children and dispose of them in the regular household garbage or return it to the store where purchased for a refund.

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

Health Canada would like to remind Canadians to report any health or safety incidents related to the use of this product or any other consumer product or cosmetic by filling out the Consumer Product Incident Report Form.