Walmart Canada recalls My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Doll

Starting date:
March 25, 2014
Posting date:
March 25, 2014
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Thermal Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-38393

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC), Walmart Canada and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in the U.S.

Affected products

My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Doll

Product description

This recall involves the My Sweet Baby Cuddle Care Doll. This interactive doll coughs, cries, giggles and gets red cheeks. The face, hands and feet are plastic and the body is soft. The doll is dressed in a pink outfit with green and white flowers and a matching cap. The doll comes packaged with a stethoscope, syringe, thermometer, spoon and medicine bottle. The doll can be identified by the following UPC 628915079777 and Item #30692735.

Hazard identified

The internal electrical components may overheat and pose a burn hazard.

Walmart Canada and Health Canada received 6 reports of the doll overheating.  Two incidents in which a small hole was burnt through the dolls' clothing.

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in the U.S. has received 12 reports of incidents, including two reports of burns or blisters to the thumb.

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 4,437 of the recalled dolls were sold in Canada and approximately 174,000 were imported to the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled dolls were sold from July 2013 to January 2014 in Canada and from August 2012 to March 2014 in the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
Mississauga
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled dolls away from children and return the product to their nearest Walmart Canada store for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Walmart Canada at 1-888-778-8525.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website.

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.