L'Atelier Cheval de Bois recalls 3 Ring Wood Rattles

Starting date:
November 23, 2016
Posting date:
November 23, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Choking Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-61194

Affected products

3 Ring Wood Rattles

Product description

This recall involves natural wood rattles approximately 9.5 centimetres (3.75 inches) in length. The rattle is composed of a wooden dowel with a ball at each end, and three circular rings in the middle.

Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that these rattles do not meet the Canadian safety requirements for this type of product. Because of the rattle's shape and size, it can become lodged in a child's throat, posing a suffocation hazard. The rattle can also break and detach small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children.

Neither Health Canada nor L'Atelier Cheval de Bois has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these rattles in Canada.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys, and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, see the General Toy Safety Tips.

Number sold

Approximately 1,669 recalled rattles were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled rattles were sold from July 2011 to November 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Canada.

Companies

Manufacturer
L'Atelier Cheval de Bois
Coaticook
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled rattle away from children and contact L'Atelier Cheval de Bois to obtain further instructions on how to return the product for a replacement or credit towards another one of their products.

For more information, consumers may contact L'Atelier Cheval de Bois by email.

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.

This recall is also posted on the OECD Global Portal on Product Recalls website. You can visit this site for more information on other international consumer product recalls.