Bendable Snowman 3 Pack Recalled due to injury hazard

Starting date:
December 5, 2019
Posting date:
December 5, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Household Items
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-71778

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Bendable Snowman 3 Pack – Item No. #1900348.
  • Issue: The central wire of the snowman can become exposed, posing an injury hazard.
  • What to do: Immediately stop using the affected products and return them to a Costco store for a full refund.

Affected products

Bendable Snowman 3 Pack – Item No. #1900348

Product description

This recall involves the Bendable Snowman 3 pack. The snowman trio can be identified by the item#1900348.

The snowman trio are made of a plush material and stand approximately 50cm tall.  The bodies of the snowmen are white and are dressed in green or red holiday themed attire (sweater, scarf, and toque).  The snowman's body and arms are moveable.  

Hazard identified

Excessive bending of the snowman may cause the central wire to break and pierce through the fabric of the covering material and become exposed, posing an injury hazard.

As of December 2, 2019 the company has received no reports of incidents or injuries related to the use of this product in Canada.

Number sold

Approximately 4,971 units of the affected products were sold in Canada.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from September 2019 to November 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in Hong Kong

Companies

Distributor
Costco Wholesale Canada Ltd.
CANADA
Manufacturer
Grand Crea Manufactory Ltd.
Hong Kong

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the affected products and return them to a Costco store for a full refund.

For more information, consumers may contact Costco Wholesale Canada customer service toll-free at 1-800-463-3783, between 9:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. EST Monday to Friday.

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.