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Party City recalls Toy Tambourines

Starting date:
December 29, 2016
Posting date:
December 29, 2016
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Identification number:

Affected products

Toy Tambourines

Product description

This recall involves seven styles of clear plastic toy tambourines in various colours. The tambourines make a rattling sound when the toy is in use. Each tambourine has a round sticker with a children’s character or design on the face of the toy.


The product item numbers, description and UPC code are shown in the chart below.
Item Number Product Name UPC
393186 Tambourine 048419932512
394629 Sofia the First Tambourine 013051507893
394729 Disney Princess Tambourine 013051508852
394722 Mickey Tambourine 013051508715
394726 Minnie Tambourine 013051508753
394374 Dora Tambourine 013051374372
397410 Shimmer & Shine Tambourine 013051660543


Hazard identified

Health Canada's sampling and evaluation program has determined that the Minnie Tambourine does not meet the Canadian safety requirements for toys. The tambourine can release small parts, posing a choking hazard to young children. Additionally, when the small parts detach, sharp points can be exposed posing a laceration hazard. Similar tambourine styles may also pose the same hazard and are also being recalled by the company.

As of December 13th, 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.

Number sold

Approximately 86,690 units of the recalled toys were sold in Canada at Party City stores.

Time period sold

The recalled toys were sold from February 2013 to December 2016.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


Dah Loong Ornaments Toys Company, Ltd.
Party City Canada
North York

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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.

For more information, consumers may contact Party City Canada by telephone toll-free at 1-800-727-8924, by email 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.