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Expanded Recall: VTech Technologies Canada Ltd. recalls the VTech Shake & Sing Elephant Rattle

Starting date:
December 19, 2017
Posting date:
December 19, 2017
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Choking Hazard
General Public
Identification number:

Affected products

VTech Shake & Sing Elephant Rattle

Product description

This expanded recall involves the VTech Shake & Sing Elephant Rattle. The rattle consists of a purple elephant with one yellow ear and one blue ear. The rattle can light up and play melodies, songs, and fun phrases. There is also a black and white striped handle with colorful rattle beads.

This recall is expanded to include all date codes of this rattle, including the date codes that were covered by the previous recall posted on November 17, 2017.

Hazard identified

The ears on the elephant rattle can break releasing a metal rod that can pose as a choking hazard to young children.

As of November 2017, the company has received 5 reports of the ear breaking in Canada, and no reports of injury.

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 16,700 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The product was sold from November 2015 to November 2017.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.


VTech Technologies Canada
British Columbia
VTech Electronics limited
Tai Po, Hong Kong

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the rattle and contact VTech for a repair kit.

For more information, consumers can contact Vtech at 1-877-352-8697 Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm CST or by email.

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.