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
- Children's Products
- Source of recall:
- Health Canada
- Choking Hazard
- General Public
- Identification number:
- 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.
Various Hallmark softwood round teethers with attachments
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:
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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