Dollarama recalls the Skip Ball toy

Starting date:
August 7, 2018
Posting date:
August 7, 2018
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-67342

Affected products

Skip Ball Toy

Product description

This recall involves the Skip Ball toy made of a pink ankle loop and a multicolored ball, attached together by a plastic cord. The product number 14-1401338 can be found on the upper front part of the packaging and the UPC 667888025213, on the back.

Hazard identified

The Skip Ball toy may contain levels of phthalates that exceed the allowable limit. Studies suggest that certain phthalates, including DEHP, may cause reproductive and developmental abnormalities in young children when soft vinyl products containing phthalates are sucked or chewed for extended periods.

As of July 27, 2018, Dollarama L.P. has not received any reports of incident or injuries related to the use of the Skip Ball toy.

For further information on phthalates in children's products, see Health Canada's Website.

Number sold

Approximately 516,125 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from January 2012 to July 27th, 2018.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Distributor
Dollarama L.P/S.E.C.
Montreal
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should take the recalled toys away from children and either dispose of them or return to the store to obtain a refund (no receipt required).

For more information, consumers may contact Dollarama toll free at 1-888-755-1006, extension 1000, 24 hours a day, seven days a week or visit the company'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.