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Party City recalls Smile Maracas
- Starting date:
- December 2, 2016
- Posting date:
- December 2, 2016
- Type of communication:
- Consumer Product Recall
- Children's Products, Toys
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Choking Hazard, Laceration Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
Smile Maracas Party Favors Value Pack
This recall involves clear plastic mini maracas in blue, pink, orange and green with a black smiley face on one side. The interior of the maracas contain small various coloured plastic balls. The mini maracas are sold in a transparent package of 12 maracas with UPC 048419627050.
Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that these maracas do not meet the Canadian safety requirements for toys. The maracas can release small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children. When small parts detach, sharp points can be exposed posing a laceration hazard.
As of November 30, 2016, the company has not received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of these toys 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.
Approximately 2,761 units of the recalled toys were sold in Canada at Party City stores.
Time period sold
The recalled toys were sold from June 2013 to November 2016.
Place of origin
Manufactured in China.
Hay Nien Company Limited
Party City Canada
What you should do
Consumers should immediately take the recalled toy away from children and return it to the nearest Party City store location for a credit.
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.
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