Hallmark Canada recalls Stuffed Animal Stacker

Starting date:
August 31, 2017
Posting date:
August 31, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Choking Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-64270

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Hallmark

Affected products

itty bittys® Stuffed Animal Stacker

Product description

This recall involves the itty bittys® baby Disney-licenced plush animal stacker, which includes four stackable rings and one post. Each of the four rings has a plush doll head from four Disney-licensed characters (Mickey Mouse, Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck and Daisy Duck) affixed to it. Only stackable rings with the following codes are included in this recall:

  • Model Number: KDD8017
  • Date Codes: 0616 and 0117

The codes are located on the fabric label attached to the base. The Hallmark logo and "itty bittys" are printed on a sewn-on tag attached to the toy's base.

Hazard identified

The fabric bows and hat on the licensed characters may detach, posing a choking hazard.

As of August 18, 2017, the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received one report of an infant who had detached the bow from the Minnie Mouse ring; no injuries were reported.

Number sold

Approximately 197 units of the affected products were sold in Canada and approximately 5,800 were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold at Hallmark Gold Crown stores from approximately June 2016 through to July 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
William E. Coutts, Ltd dba Hallmark Canada
Markham
Ontario
CANADA
Manufacturer
Hallmark Marketing Company LLC
Kansas City
Missouri
UNITED STATES

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled toys away from children and contact Hallmark Canada at 1-800-268-3230, to receive a postage-paid return envelope and a $40 Hallmark Store Certificate for use at Gold Crown Retail Stores.

For more information, consumers may contact Hallmark Canada at 1-800-HALLMARK (1-800-268-3230) from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

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.

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.