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PAPP International Inc., dba Beaver Books Publishing recalls Search & Smile Board Book Series with mirror

Starting date:
May 9, 2016
Posting date:
May 9, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

Beaver Books Search & Smile Board Book Series

Product description

This recall involves the Search & Smile Board Book Series by Beaver Books Publishing. The books are hardcover, 21 cm x 28 cm in size and feature a mirror at the back. The series includes four book titles: 

Title ISBN UPC Tracking Number
On the Go 978177066-5033 69928410-3851

PO10266-01-AUG2013 and PO10324-01-052014 

Outdoor play 978177066-5040 69928410-3868
At Home 978177066-5057 69928410-3875
Animals 978177066-5064 69928410-3882

Hazard identified

The mirror at the back of the book is covered by a protective plastic sheet that can easily be removed. The plastic sheet is a small part and poses a choking hazard to young children.

Health Canada has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries to Canadians related to the use of this product.

Papp International Inc. has received one report in Canada of the plastic sheet detaching and being found in a child's mouth. No injuries were reported.

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 55,002 units of the recalled Search & Smile books were sold in Canada, and approximately 43,447 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled Search & Smile books were sold from October 2013 to April 2016 at various retail locations across Canada.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Papp International Inc. dba Beaver Books Publishing
Zhejiang Guanghua Creative Printing Co. Ltd (formerly Jinhua GH)
Jinhua, Zhejiang

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately take the recalled books away from children, remove the plastic film covering the mirror at the back of the book and discard it safely in regular household garbage.

For more information, consumers can contact PAPP International Inc. by telephone at 514-725-1515, by email or visit the firm'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.