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Juratoys U.S. Corp. recalls Janod Starfish Fishing Game

Starting date:
September 10, 2015
Posting date:
September 10, 2015
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Children's Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Choking Hazard
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-54960

Joint recall with Health Canada, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (US CPSC) and Juratoys U.S. Corp.

Affected products

Janod Starfish Fishing Game

Product description

This recall involves the Janod Starfish fishing game for ages 2 to 5 years.  The fishing game user picks up a toy fish using a play fishing rod with a magnetic worm. The Starfish fishing game has an orange starfish painted on a starfish-shaped tin with a product number J08153 printed on the bottom of the container and on the back of one of the fish pieces. Each set comes with two wooden fishing rods and several wooden fish with a magnetic button in the middle. The lid of each tin package contains the word “Janod®.”

Only the Starfish fishing game was sold in Canada.

Hazard identified

The worm attached to the end of the fishing pole may break apart and expose small parts, posing a choking hazard.

Neither Health Canada nor Juratoys U.S. Corp. has received any reports of consumer incidents or injuries related to the use of this toy in Canada.

In the United States, Juratoys U.S. Corp. has received approximately 417 reports of the worm separating and releasing small parts in a related product, including four reports of children ingesting a small part. No injuries have been reported.

Number sold

Approximately 170 units were sold in Canada, and approximately 14,000 units were distributed in the United States.

Time period sold

The recalled products were sold from March 2015 to August 2015 in Canada and from April 2015 to August 2015 in the United States.

Place of origin

Manufactured in China.

Companies

Manufacturer
Juratoys U.S. Corp.
Ft. Lauderdale
Florida
UNITED STATES
Importer
3430685 Canada Inc dba QHouse Kids
Ste Anne de Bellevue
Quebec
CANADA

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What you should do

Consumers should immediately stop using the toy and return it to the store where purchased for an exchange of the same value ($29.99).

For additional information, consumers may contact QHouseKids by telephone toll-free at 1-877-957-3088 or locally (514) 457-3088, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday.

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.