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Archived - Mattel Barbie® Accessories and Fisher-Price GEOTrax™ Accessories

Starting date:
September 1, 2007
Posting date:
September 1, 2007
Type of communication:
Consumer Product Recall
Subcategory:
Childrens' Products, Toys
Source of recall:
Health Canada
Issue:
Product Safety
Audience:
General Public
Identification number:
RA-500001432

Affected products

Mattel Barbie® Accessories and Fisher-Price GEOTrax™ Accessories

Product description

The toys are identified below:

  1. Barbie® Dream Puppy House™, (puppy only) Item #: J9485
  2. Barbie® Dream Kitty Condo™, (cat only) Item #: J9486
  3. Barbie® Table & Chairs Kitchen, (dog, chip platter, dinner plates only) Item #: K8606
  4. Barbie® Bathtub and Toilet, (cat only) Item #: K8607
  5. Barbie® Desk & Chair Bedroom, (puppy only) Item #: K8609
  6. Barbie® Living Room, (cat only) Item #: K8608
  7. Barbie® Ultimate Furniture Giftset, (purse only) Item #: K8613
  8. Fisher-Price® GEOTrax™ Rail & Road System Freightway Transport™, Item #: H5705
  9. Tru GEOTrax™ Special Track pack with Storage, Item #: K3013

For the full Canadian release:
Mattel announces recall of 9 toys in Canada as a result of extensive ongoing investigation and product testing

Hazard identified

Surface paints on the recalled products contain lead n excess of allowable safe limit. Lead is toxic if ingested by children and can cause adverse health effects.

Number sold

Approximately 25,500 units

Time period sold

Barbie accessories from November 2006 to August 2007
GEOTrax from August 2006 to August 2007

Companies

Retailer
Zellers
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA
Tel: 1-888-226-2225
Importer
Mattel Canada Inc.
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA
Importer
Fisher-Price Canada
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA
Tel: 1-800-524-8697
Retailer
West Fair
Retailer
Walmart Canada Inc.
Mississauga
Ontario
CANADA
Retailer
Toys R Us
Concord
CANADA
Retailer
TruServ Canada
Winnipeg
CANADA
Retailer
Sears Canada Inc.
Toronto
Ontario
CANADA
Tel: 1-866-691-9948
Distributor
D.I.K. Distribution Kirouac Inc.

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What you should do

Consumers are instructed to immediately take the affected toy components away from children. Mattel advises not to return product to retail, but rather to contact the company to determine if product is a recalled item and to arrange for replacement and appropriate disposal through Mattel.

The following steps can be taken to contact Mattel:

  1. Visit Mattel International Consumer Assistance
  2. Review list of toys, photos, model numbers and relevant date codes
  3. If consumer has affected toy, then complete an on-line form
  4. Mattel will mail material required to return affected item(s)
  5. Mattel will provide a replacement part as well as bonus parts for the recalled item(s) (receipts and packaging are not required)

Alternatively: Consumers may call Mattel at:

  • 1-888-496-8330 (English)
  • 1-800-916-4957 (French)