Various Hallmark softwood round teethers with attachments recalled due to choking hazard

Starting date:
August 18, 2021
Posting date:
August 18, 2021
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Choking Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-76201

Last updated:

Summary

  • Product: Various Hallmark softwood round teethers with attachments
  • Issue: The wooden ring can break into small parts, posing a choking hazard.
  • What to do: Immediately stop using the recalled teether and contact Hallmark's customer care for a reimbursement.

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

Affected products

Various Hallmark softwood round teethers with attachments

Product description

This recall involves seven different styles of Hallmark round teethers made of softwood and with a variety of attachments including with attached decorative fabric or plush rattles in the shape of animal heads. Affected products were manufactured between 2015 and 2020 and are marked on the sewn-in white labels with date codes of JUL15, 1117, 0618, 0719, and 1020. The following SKU codes are also identified on the sewn-in white labels:

Product SKU Code
Floral Fabric Wood Teether 1BBY4166
Nautical Fabric Wood Teether 1BBY4167
Pattern Fabric Wood Teether 1BBY4168
Wood Teether with Attached Rattle in the Shape of Plush White Lamb's Head 1BBY4250
Wood Teether with Attached Rattle in the Shape of Plush Brown and White Monkey's Head 1BBY4251
Wood Teether with Attached Rattle in the Shape of Plush Gray and White Bunny Head 1BBY4252
Wood Teether with Attached Red Plush Heart (sold as a set with a red bib with "My first Valentine's Day" written in white piping) 1VTD1635

 

Hazard identified

The wooden ring can break into small parts, posing a choking hazard.

As of July 29, 2021, the company has received 2 reports of the teether breaking into pieces in Canada, and no reports of injuries. In the United States, the company has received 2 reports of the teether breaking into pieces and no reports of injuries.

Number sold

The company reported that approximately 1,228 units of the affected product were sold in Canada and approximately 15,500 were sold in the United States.

Time period sold

The affected products were sold from about January 2018 to January 2021.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Importer
Hallmark Canada
Markham
Ontario
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the product and contact Hallmark’s customer care to be provided with a full reimbursement.

For more information, consumers can contact Hallmark by phone at 1-800-268-3230, Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET or visit their website and click on Product Recalls.

Consumers may view the release by the US CPSC on the Commission'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.