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Variétés Pierre Prud'homme Inc. recalls the Boutique Sélection Plush Penguin

Starting date:
December 20, 2013
Posting date:
December 20, 2013
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Boutique Sélection Plush Penguin

Product description

This recall involves the Boutique Sélection Plush Penguin.  This plush toy is a 100% polyester stuffed toy penguin with a white front, a grey back, a yellow neck, and a black and orange head. The stuffed animal is about 17.8 centimetres (7 inches) high, and its eyes are made out of small black plastic beads. The product can be identified by the item number 190052 and the Unique Product Code (UPC) 627997900528 which can be found on a detachable cardboard label. The label also indicates that the toy is imported by VPP. The permit number QC-003253 can also be located on a label sewn into the base of the stuffed animal.

Hazard identified

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

Neither Health Canada nor Variétés Pierre Prud'homme Inc. has received any reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product.

For some tips to help consumers choose safe toys and to help them keep children safe when they play with toys, click on General toy safety tips.

Number sold

Approximately 332 of the recalled stuffed animals were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The recalled stuffed animals were sold from December 2012 to December 2013.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Variétés Pierre Prud'homme Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take these stuffed animals away from children and return them to the store where purchased for a full refund.

For additional information, they may contact Variétés Pierre Prud'homme Inc. at 1-888-844-4490 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., EST, Monday to Thursday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., EST, on Friday, or contact them by email.

Please note that under the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act, recalled products cannot be 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.