Toysmith Light Up Magic Wand recalled due to choking and ingestion hazard

Starting date:
December 19, 2019
Posting date:
December 19, 2019
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-71917

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Toysmith Light Up Magic Wand – Pink wand that makes sound and lights up.
  • Issue: The battery cover can detach and expose the button-cell batteries posing a choking and ingestion hazard to young children.
  • What to do: Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magic wands, place them out of the reach of children and return the wand to the store of purchase for a full refund.

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Toysmith.

Affected products

Toysmith Light Up Magic Wand

Product description

Light Up Magic Wand is a Fuchsia colored Light-Up Magic Wand topped with a star that flashes and makes noise. It contains 3 button cell batteries.

Date Codes: 3/18/373 – 6/19/373

UPC# 0 85761 22003 4

Item Number: 20042

Toysmith has discontinued the product and will not be fixing the issue in this particular product, so this product will not be available for future purchase.

Hazard identified

The battery cover can detach and expose the button-cell batteries posing a choking and ingestion hazard to young children.

As of Dec 5, 2019, the company has received no report of incidents or injuries in Canada. In the United States, the company has received one (1) report of batteries coming out of the product and one (1) report of injury.

Number sold

Approximately 312 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 57,792   were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from June 2018 to October 2019.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China

Companies

Distributor
Toysmith
Sumner
Washington
UNITED STATES
Manufacturer
A.S. Plastic Toys Co., Ltd.
Saigouwei, Huafu, Guangyi block, Chenghai district, Guangdong Province
Shantou City
CHINA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled magic wands, place them out of the reach of children and return the wand to the store of purchase for a full refund.

Toysmith has discontinued the product and will not be fixing the issue in this particular product, so this product should not be available for future purchase.

For more information, please contact Toysmith at 1-800-356-0474 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. PT Monday through Friday, by email or online and click on the safety info tab located at the bottom of the page for information.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission's website (https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2020/Toysmith-Recalls-LightUp-Magic-Wands-Due-to-Choking-and-Ingestion-Hazards).

Please note that the Canada Consumer Product Safety Act prohibits recalled products from being re-distributed, 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.